SAN ANTONIO —
UTSA will wrap up the regular season this weekend with matches at Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana. The Roadrunners will face Nicholls at 4 p.m. on Friday and the Roadrunners and Lady Lions will conclude the campaign at noon two days later.
UTSA (7-7-2, 4-2-1 SLC) has won three of its last four outings and has not lost since a 3-1 setback at Texas State on Oct. 9. Freshman Liv Nyhegn notched a pair of goals against McNeese State to take over the team lead with eight. She entered last week tied with sophomore Maria Jose Rojas, who will return to the lineup after a stint with the Chilean National Team at the 2011 Pan American Games.
Sophomore Danielle Snyder became the first player this season to earn Southland Conference Goalkeeper of the Week honors for a third time after allowing just one goal in 200 minutes of play last week. The Buda native recorded six saves and notched her third shutout of the season. Snyder owns a 0.24 goals against average since the start of league play, the second-best mark in that stretch.
Nicholls (6-10-1, 0-7 SLC) remained winless in Southland action after dropping matches at Sam Houton State and Stephen F. Austin last weekend by scores of 1-0 and 6-0, respectively. The Colonels are led by Kristy Tatom’s 14 points (6 goals/2 assists), while Molly Mersereau has started every game in goal. The Nicholls offense has managed just three goals since conference play began on Sept. 30.
Southeastern Louisiana (10-5-1, 4-3 SLC) has dropped three of its last five matches after splitting a pair last weekend. Maiya Cooper scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season in the 107th minute to give the Lady Lions a 1-0 victory at Sam Houston State on Sunday. Her 12 strikes and 29 points rank second in the circuit. Cassie Northrup has played 11 matches in goal and registered 40 saves to help hold opponents to an average of one goal per match.
The Roadrunners own a 4-0-1 mark in the all-time series with Nicholls and they have outscored the Colonels, 18-2, in the five meetings. UTSA picked up a 1-0 shutout on Oct. 24 a year ago.
Meanwhile, Southeastern Louisiana leads the all-time series against the Roadrunners, 5-1, after the squads split a pair of matchups last season. The Lady Lions took a 1-0 victory on Oct. 22 to spoil Senior Night, but the Roadrunners won the rematch by the same score in overtime of the Southland Tournament Championship on Nov. 7.
UTSA Roadrunners (7-7-2, 4-2-1 SLC)
Lady Lions (10-5-1, 4-3 SLC)
12 p.m. · Sunday, Oct. 30
Southeastern Soccer Complex (1,000)
· Ticket info ·
No Live Coverage
Southeastern Louisiana leads, 5-1
UTSA 1, Southeastern Louisiana 0 (OT)
(Nov. 7, 2010 · San Marcos, Texas)