UTSA snaps Colorado College's nine-match winning streak with scoreless draw on Sunday
SAN ANTONIO — Freshman goalkeeper Bubba Makela made seven saves, including three in the second overtime, to preserve the shutout and snap Colorado College’s nine-match winning streak with a scoreless draw on Sunday afternoon at Park West Athletics Complex.
Makela picked up her second consecutive shutout, after blanking Southern Miss on Friday, and her fifth of the season. Four of those five have come in Conference USA action for the Roadrunners, who moved to 4-10-2 overall and 3-2-2 in league play.
Junior Happy Orere-Amadu led the offense with four shots, while Taylor Wingerden added three for the home squad.
Meanwhile, Kate Scheele made four saves for the Tigers (11-3-1, 6-0-1 C-USA), who remained unbeaten in conference play. The shutout was Scheele’s ninth of the campaign. Sarah Schweiss and Madison Whitehead recorded four shots apiece for the visitors.
One of the Roadrunners’ best scoring opportunities came early when freshman Brianna Livecchi’s header hit the post and rolled wide of the net in the sixth minute. The Birds nearly got on the scoreboard again in the 20th minute after Scheele strayed away from the net, but Wingerden’s shot from the wing sailed wide.
The Tigers out-shot UTSA in the first half, 8-6, and attempted five corner kicks, but neither team managed a score.
Both defenses played well in front of their respective keepers in the second half, as the teams combined for 13 shots, but only one shot made its way on-goal.
After logging one save in the first overtime, Makela faced five shots from Colorado College in the second extra session and made three stops to help bring her season total to 75. The Mukilteo, Wash., native made her final save with 4:45 remaining in the match and neither team threatened from that point.
It was UTSA’s second scoreless draw in conference play after reaching the same conclusion against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 27, and the result marked the second time this season that the Birds recorded back-to-back shutouts in league action.
The Roadrunners will return to the pitch on Friday, Oct. 25, with an 8 p.m. (CT) tilt at UTEP (10-4-3, 3-2-2 C-USA).