|Huston-Tillotson (Texas) (3-8/2-2)||0||0||0|
|Our Lady of the Lake Univ ( 8-2-1/4-0-1)||2||5||7|
|San Antonio, TX|
|1||36:30||Hugo Plascencia (Our Lady of the Lake Univ)|
|1||38:30||Marco Perales (Our Lady of the Lake Univ)|
|2||53:30||Angel De la Garza (Our Lady of the Lake Univ)|
|2||77:38||John Mendoza (Our Lady of the Lake Univ)|
|2||79:15||Oscar Plascencia (Our Lady of the Lake Univ)|
|2||82:30||Oscar Cordova (Our Lady of the Lake Univ)|
|2||87:49||Nickolas Tyrpak (Our Lady of the Lake Univ)|
|Huston-Tillotson (Texas)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake Univ|
|None||Goals||7 Players - 1|
|None||Assists||#5 Giovanni Cardenas - 2|
|#14 Jesse Solache - 2||Shots||#10 Marco Perales - 5|
|#25 Jose Ibarra - 5||Saves||#1 Jorge Cavazos - 1|
|Huston-Tillotson (Texas)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake Univ|
|4 (1)||Shots (on goal)||25 (12)|
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 13, 2016) – Thursday afternoon's 7-0 win for the Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's soccer team over Huston-Tillotson University (HTU) was the Saints largest margin of victory since 2014.
The men improve to 8-2-1 overall and 4-0-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference, while the Rams drop to 3-8 overall and 2-2 in conference. The Saints are half a game ahead of the University of St. Thomas (10-4/5-1).
The Saints have played the Rams 14 times since 2007 and have won seven. Their biggest win prior to today against the Rams was last season when the Saints won 6-0.
The Saints overpowered the Rams from the start of the game, allowing just one shot while taking 13 in the first period.
Hugo Plascencia (JR/San Antonio, Texas) (JR/San Antonio, Texas) scored his team-leading fifth goal at the 37th minute, when he headed the ball into the net.
Marco Perales (SR/Edinburg, Texas) (SR/Edinburg, Texas) scored the second goal three minutes later on an assist from Jared Poling (SR/Keller, Texas) (SR/Keller, Texas) to take the Saints into halftime.
The second half started with a yellow card on OLLU's Jonathan Garay (SR/Houston, Texas), who was penalized for not stopping the play after the whistle was blown. HTU's Jesse Solache received a card for a rough tackle within the box. Angel De la Garza (SR/Brownsville, Texas) took the penalty kick for a goal to put the Saints ahead 3-0.
At the 78th minute, Jonathan Mendoza (FR/San Antonio, Texas) found the net on a pass from Giovanni Cardenas (FR/McAllen, Texas). Three minutes later, Oscar Plascencia (SO/San Antonio, Texas) scored after an assist from Oscar Cordova (FR/Brownsville, Texas) to put the Saints ahead 5-0.
Cordova returned to score his own goal on a pass from Cardenas at the 83rd minute. Nickolas Tyrpak (SR/Dripping Springs, Texas) scored the final goal on an assist from De la Garza with three minutes left in the game.
Marco Perales led the Saints in shooting with five, two on goal. Hugo Plascencia had four shots, two on goal. Oscar Barboza (SO/Mexico City, Mexico), Angel De la Garza, Angel Valdes (SO/San Antonio, Texas), Nickolas Tyrpak and Oscar Plascencia each had two shots.
HTU's Jesse Solache took two shots for his team.
Saints' starting keeper Igor Nunes do Nascimento (SR/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) earned the win. Jorge Cavazos (SO/McAllen, Texas) played most of the second half and recorded one save. Jose Gomez (SR/Reynosa, Tamaulipas) ended the game for the Saints.
HTU keeper Jose Ibarra recorded five saves for his team.
The Saints outshot the Rams 25-4.
The Saints will travel to Louisiana next to play LSU-Alexandria on Oct. 20.
Our Lady of the Lake University is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016-2017 as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The University began competing in the NAIA in men's soccer and volleyball in 2007. A year later, they added women's soccer, golf and tennis. In 2009, the Saints began competing in cross-country, softball and basketball. In 2014, OLLU added two more sports — baseball and track and field. There are now 13 intercollegiate athletic teams at OLLU. All athletic alumni and up to two family members will receive free admission to basketball and volleyball games throughout the season. Baseball is not included in this special offer. All other home games are free and open to the public.