|Our Lady of the Lake (1-1-0, 0-0-0)||0||0||0|
|St. Mary's University (1-0-0, 0-0-0)||0||1||1|
|Our Lady of the Lake||Indv. Leaders||St. Mary's University|
|None||Goals||#7 Alonso Rodriguez - 1|
|None||Assists||#19 Bailey Crombie - 1|
|3 Players - 1||Shots||2 Players (#6,#7) - 3|
|2 Players (#0,#1) - 2||Saves||#22 Andre Schlaefli - 1|
|Our Lady of the Lake||Team Statistics||St. Mary's University|
|3 (1)||Shots (on goal)||15 (6)|
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 12, 2021) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's soccer team fell to NCAA D2 St. Mary's University (StMU) 1-0 on Friday in the first road game of the 2021 season. The Saints are now 1-1 while St. Mary's starts the year 1-0.
Head Coach Shane Hurley commented, "The players had a solid warmup. The speed of play was good, however it did not transfer into the larger space for most of the first half. We were able to clean up our lines defensively in the second half, and they helped us gain more possession and create a few chances. Two of the chances could have resulted in goals if the players kept themselves onside. St. Mary's has a good squad. We can take a lot from this game to help us in others."
The Saints are 1-3 against the Rattlers all-time. OLLU's lone win came in 2014.
The Saints failed to record a shot in the first half while the Rattlers tallied seven. Goalkeeper Joseph Baker (SO/Llantwit Major, Wales, U.K.) stopped all three shots sent his way. The Rattlers had eight corner kicks and committed nine fouls.
The match remained scoreless until the 83rd minute. Alonso Rodriguez scored to give the Rattlers the advantage. Bailey Crombie was credited with the assist. The Saints took a corner kick shortly after and Juan Martin Chica (JR/Cali, Colombia) tallied a shot, but it wasn't enough as St. Mary's hung on for the 1-0 victory. Luan Balestieri (SR/Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) accounted for the only shot on goal during the match by the Saints.
83' – StMU – Alonso Rodriguez
Inside the box score
Leading the way for the Saints' offense was Balestieri, Chica and Bernard Cutini Alvarenga (SR/Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil) with one shot each. Deni Cresto and Rodriguez led the Rattlers with three shots apiece.
Overall, the Saints tallied three shots, with one on goal. St. Mary's recorded 15 shots, six being on goal.
StMU's Alain Peralt was shown a yellow card at the 72nd minute.
The Saints travel to Kerrville, Texas, to face Schreiner University in a scrimmage match on Feb. 14 at noon.