UHV Men’s Soccer Starts Conference Tourney Friday
UHV men’s soccer was one win away from going through Red River conference regular season play unbeaten.
The Jaguars were also a win away from getting a conference tournament bye. LSU-Alexandria did not care about either of those details, beating UHV Monday, 2-0. Now the UHV men have to play a first round conference tournament game. I asked two Jaguars how they felt about that. Said center back Brandon Watts, “Obviously we’re all disappointed. We’re just trying to put it behind us now and focus on the next game, the big quarterfinal on Friday.” Said RRAC Offensive Player Of The Week Jose Munoz, “It was a game where obviously we had been playing games all week. Coming back on Monday the schedule was just off. We could tell our guys were not ready physically and mentally. It was a good loss for them so we can learn going into the tournament.”
UHV men’s soccer will start Red River conference tournament play at the UHV Cage. The Jaguars face Our Lady Of The Lake Friday afternoon at 1:00.
The University of Houston-Victoria men and women’s quarterfinals matches for the 2018 Raising Cane’s RRAC Soccer Championships have been set for this Friday and Saturday.
The third-seeded UHV men will play host to sixth-seeded Our Lady of the Lake in a 1 p.m. match on Friday at The Cage. The winner advances to the conference tournament semifinals set for Nov. 8 at Texas A&M-Texarkana.
The fifth-ranked UHV women will held to Alexandria, La., for a 2 p.m. match on Saturday against LSU-Alexandria. The winner will advance to the conference tournament semifinals set for Nov. 8 at Texas A&M-Texarkana.
The UHV men (10-1-1) defeated OLLU early this season 1-0, while the UHV women (7-6) are coming off a 2-0 win over LSUA on Monday.
In the other men’s quarterfinals match, fifth-seeded Houston St. Thomas will be at fourth-seeded University of the Southwest on Saturday in a 1 p.m. match. LSU-Shreveport is the No. 1 seed for the tournament and LSU-Alexandria is the No. 2 seed. The men’s championship is set for Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Texarkana.
In the other women’s quarterfinals match, sixth-seeded Southwest will be out third-seed OLLU on Friday at 3 p.m. St. Thomas is the women’s No. 1 seed and LSU-Shreveport is the No. 2 seed. The championship game is set for Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. in Texarkana.