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UTSA to open Conference USA play at home this weekend

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 10/03/2013
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SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will return to Park West Athletics Complex for a pair of home contests to open Conference USA (C-USA) play this weekend. The Roadrunners will host Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. on Friday before a 1 p.m. tilt against Rice two days later.

UTSA (1-8) will look to improve upon its 4-1-2 all-time mark in conference openers. Goalie Bubba Makela enters the weekend with a league-leading 46 saves in nine contests (5.11 spg), while Happy Orere-Amadu’s 23 shots rank eighth. The Roadrunners are coming off a 3-0 defeat at Texas last Sunday, a game that saw Katherine Tesno record a season-high five saves over the final 29 minutes of the contest.

Like the Roadrunners, Florida Atlantic (2-6-1) will be playing their first C-USA match after joining the league on July 1. Claire Emslie leads the team with seven points on three goals and an assist, while Taylor Sorrels and Julie Taylor have notched two winners apiece. Goalie Courtney Zwetsch has played every minute of the season and has recorded a pair of shutouts. The Tampa, Fla., native owns a 1.63 goals-against average and 38 saves. The Owls have recorded wins against Columbia and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Meanwhile, Rice (2-3-2) will open its league slate at UTEP on Friday night before traveling to the Alamo City. Lauren Hughes ranks fourth in the conference with 11 points (4 goals/3 assists) and fifth with a pair of game-winning goals. Goalie Amy Czyz has played all but 15 minutes this fall and is 10th among C-USA keepers with 29 saves. She has notched shutouts against Texas State and Western Kentucky, while the Owls’ victories have come against Lamar and Vanderbilt.

Rice leads the all-time series against the Roadrunners 3-0, including a 2-1 victory on Sept. 10, 2010, while UTSA and Florida Atlantic will be meeting for the first time.


Match #10
UTSA Roadrunners (1-8, 0-0 C-USA)
vs.
Florida Atlantic Owls (2-6-1, 0-0 C-USA)



7 p.m.  ·  Friday, Sept. 27
Park West Athletics Complex (1,000)
San Antonio, Texas

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Match #11
UTSA Roadrunners (1-8, 0-0 C-USA)
vs.
Rice Owls (2-3-2, 0-0 C-USA)



1 p.m.  ·  Sunday, Sept. 29
Park West Athletics Complex (1,000)
San Antonio, Texas

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Rice leads, 3-0

Last Meeting
Rice 2, UTSA 1
(Sept. 10, 2010  ·  Houston, Texas)
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