SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 29, 2012) -- The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's soccer team recorded 11 shots on goal against the University of the Southwest and scored the game's only goal to win.
The Saints improve to 3-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference and 5-4 overall, while Southwest drops to 2-2 and 2-5-1 overall.
The win also puts the Saints in a three-way tie for first place with the University of Texas at Brownsville (5-3) and LSU-Shreveport (6-3).
The game remained tied at 0-0 at the half. The Saints had 13 opportunities to put the game through the net. Stephania Vazquez (pictured at right) led the way with seven shots. Mustangs goalkeeper recorded nine saves in the first period.
At the 62nd minute, freshman Brandy Salazar found the net on an assist from Vazquez. The goal turned out to be the game winner.
Overall the Saints outshot the Mustangs 21-8. Southwest's keeper Puanani Silva recorded 10 saves. Saints keeper Alyssa Mora finished with two saves, while Emily Backus saved four.
Vazquez ended with nine shots, four on goal. She ties sophomore Stephanie Diaz for the most shots taken in a single game. Diaz accomplished that feat last year against Bacone.
The Saints will travel to Muskogee, Okla. to play Bacone College on Thursday. They will be in Tyler on Saturday to face Texas College.
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click here: www.championsofcharacter.org.
Luis A. Lárraga
Sports Information Assistant