With a last-second miss by Oklahoma, Texas soccer’s first residence recreation within the 2023 spring season resulted in a tie.
The 2 groups had met in Austin through the common season, the place Texas took the three factors residence with targets by sophomore ahead Trinity Byars, fifth-year outdoors again Emma Regan and sophomore center-back EmJ Cox. Just one out of the three goalscorers returned to the spring matchup, however lower than fifteen minutes into the sport, Cox suffered an damage and bought carried out off the pitch. Cox had performed all 1,980 potential minutes within the 2022 season.
Regardless of the scoreless finish, each halves have been stuffed with motion because the groups fought arduous.
Sophomore midfielder Lexi Missimo and sophomore ahead Holly Ward pushed the Sooner protection to play their finest recreation with their agility and profitable passes.
“I feel that complete sophomore class … is known as a proficient group, primary class within the nation for a motive,” Coach Angela Kelly advised the Texan final fall.
Oklahoma’s assault got here the closest to scoring within the second half, with one shot on objective being saved by sophomore goalkeeper Megan Hogate and two barely lacking the again of the web within the final 5 minutes of the sport.
Freshman ahead Liz Worden additionally created good alternatives and offered robust ball management for Texas however failed to attain.
Although it was an low season recreation, the St. David’s Efficiency Heart Area 3 was stuffed with followers of all ages for each groups. “Boomer Sooner” chants have been responded to with “Texas Struggle!” and the rivalry banter was heard all through the match.
The Longhorns will journey to Nacogdoches subsequent Sunday to face Stephen F. Austin and can return residence to Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Area on April 15 towards Houston and wrap up their season on April 22 hosted by North Texas in Denton.