UHV Soccer Wins One, Loses One In Home Conference Action

UHV soccer finally got to play real home conference games Monday afternoon.

The University of Houston-Victoria men’s soccer team saw its hopes for a second straight Red River Athletic Conference regular season title slip away Monday in a 2-0 loss to the LSUA Generals at the Cage.

The Jaguars finish at 10-2-1 on the season and 9-1-1 in conference and will enter the RRAC postseason tournament as the No. 3 seed. UHV will host sixth-seeded Our Lady of the Lake later this week in a quarterfinal match with the winner advancing to the RRAC semifinals on Nov. 8 at Texas A&M-Texarkana.

LSUA improved to 14-3, 10-1 in conference and will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

The Generals took the lead for good in the 44th minute on a goal from Mackenzie Young. Pedro Diaz would add an insurance goal in the 64th minute to wrap up the win.

UHV held an 11-10 shot advantage and a 5-3 shots on goal edge, but could not fin the back of the net.

Adrian Rodriguez (SO/McAllen, TX) paced the Jaguars with five shots, including two on goal, while Mohammed Ibrahim (JR/Ridgeland, MS), Brody Patience (JR/Douglas, Isle of Man) and Gian Marco Zancanaro (SR/Bassano del Grappa, Italy) each had shots on goal.

The University of Houston-Victoria women’s soccer team used two second-half goals to finish off the regular season with a 2-0 win over the LSU-Alexandria Generals in a Red River Athletic Conference match at the Cage.

The Jaguars improved to 7-6 on the year and 7-4 in conference and clinched the fifth seed in the upcoming RRAC postseason tournament. LSUA fell to 8-53 and 7-2-2 in conference and will be the fourth seed. Both teams will meet again Saturday in a quarterfinals match in Alexandria.

Jurnee Fernandez (SR/Fresno, CA) put the Jaguars in front with a goal in the 57th minute and Nathalia Canizalez (SO/San Antonio, TX) added an insurance goal in the 74th minute.

UHV outshot the Generals 9-8, while both teams had five shots on goal. Lauren Leslie (SR/Falkirk, Scotland) paced the Jaguars with three shots, while Fernandez had two.

Amanda Bautista (JR/Houston, TX) finished with five saves in goal for the Jaguars, before leaving in the final 18 minutes with an injury.

The Jaguars have won their last three games and six of their last seven headed into the RRAC tournament.