UTSA beaming to travel to Florida Atlantic

UTSA beaming to travel to Florida Atlantic

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The UTSA soccer crew opens up a three-week street stretch because the Roadrunners face Florida Atlantic on Thursday. Kickoff is ready for six pm (CT) at FAU Soccer Stadium.

This is the third straight convention match towards an opponent who might be shifting conferences collectively subsequent yr. Both UTSA and Florida Atlantic are set to be a part of the American Athletic Conference in 2023. The Roadrunners and Owls have confronted one another 5 instances since each groups joined Conference USA in 2013.

The Roadrunners are hitting the street with momentum after incomes their first C-USA win of the season, a 2-0 shutout of Charlotte on Sept. 18. With the win, UTSA improved to 6-2-1 total and 1-1 in convention motion. The Roadrunners outshot the 49ers by 20 photographs to six photographs, in addition to incomes 12 nook kicks to Charlotte’s three corners.

The Roadrunners and 49ers performed to a 0-0 draw via the primary half. In the second half, UTSA began producing some numbers that led them to a win. Jordan Walker and Olivia Alvarez scored their first profession targets to assist lead the Roadrunners to a 2-0 win.

LEADING THE ROADRUNNERS

The Roadrunners are ranked No. 7 within the United Soccer Coaches’ South Region rankings, introduced the group on Tuesday. Nationally, UTSA ranks within the top-30 in three totally different classes, together with seventeenth in assists per sport (2.78), 11th in complete assists (25), and 26th in complete factors (67).

The crew is second within the Conference USA with 160 photographs, 67 factors, 21 targets and 25 assists. The Roadrunners are tied for the least targets allowed (six) within the convention via their first 9 matches. As a crew, the Roadrunners have outshot their opponents by 160 photographs to 55 photographs via the season to date.

Kiran Singh Leads the crew with 22 photographs (six on aim) and 9 factors (two targets and 5 assists), beginning in all eight matches. In the nation, Singh has the 37th-most assists per sport (0.62) and Nineteenth-most complete assists. Preseason Conference Team choice Anna Sutter is tied with Singh for many factors, Sutter’s consisting of three targets and three assists.

Sasjah Dade was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 30. Although she is a defender by commerce, Dade has contributed significantly on offense as she has seven factors consisting of three targets and one help. She is thirty seventh within the nation and tied for first within the convention with two game-winning targets. Defensively, she has a formidable 77 p.c of defensive challenges received and 83 p.c profitable tackles.

The line of defense of Dade, Deja SandovalKloza and Sabrina Hillyer have performed integral roles within the Roadrunners solely permitting a conference-best six targets and recording 5 shutouts via the primary 9 matches, accounting for two,881 minutes mixed.

SERIES HISTORY

In the all-time sequence, UTSA holds a 1-2-2 file towards the Florida Atlantic Owls. The groups final performed one another on Oct. 11, 2019, when the Roadrunners fell to the Owls, 2-1, in Boca Raton, Fla. In the loss three seasons in the past, then-freshman Lexi Bolton scored UTSA’s lone aim and led the crew with 5 photographs. Then-freshman Jil Schneider recorded 4 saves.

SCOUTING THE OWLS

Florida Atlantic is coming off a 1-0 conference-opening win over North Texas on Sept. 18 and are presently on a three-match profitable streak. The Owls maintain a 5-3-2 total file and 1-0-0 Conference USA file after the match towards North Texas. Florida Atlantic was determined to end third out of 11 groups within the C-USA and earned one first-place vote, in accordance to the convention preseason coaches ballot. Defender Amanda Martin and captain Gi Krstec had been each chosen to the C-USA Preseason Team.

The Owls are No. 5 within the South Region on this week’s United Soccer Coaches regional rankings. Bri Austin leads the Owls with 29 photographs and 11 factors, consisting of 4 targets and three assists. Goalkeeper Lexi Gonzalez has began six of 10 matches for FAU, recording 21 saves and permitting 9 targets in that point.

UP NEXT: The Roadrunners head to Florida International in Miami on Sunday for an 11 am kickoff.

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