|Texas A&M Univer (1-7-2, 1-8-2)||0||0||0|
|Our Lady of the Lake (8-4-3, 7-1-3)||1||1||2|
|San Antonio, Texas|
|1||31:13||Norberto Lira (Our Lady of the Lake)|
|2||60:01||Norberto Lira (Our Lady of the Lake)|
|Texas A&M Univer||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake|
|None||Goals||#10 Norberto Lira - 2|
|None||Assists||2 Players (#11,#19) - 1|
|2 Players (#9,#13) - 2||Shots||#11 Juan Martin Chica - 6|
|#1 Camron Colwell - 9||Saves||None|
|Texas A&M Univer||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake|
|8 (0)||Shots (on goal)||27 (11)|
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 31, 2021) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's soccer team defeated Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMUSA) 2-0 on Saturday during Seniors' Day. The Saints jump to 8-4-3 overall and 7-1-3 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). The Jaguars are 1-7-2 overall and 1-8-2 in the RRAC.
Head Coach Arthur Salazar commented, "Today's performance was just what we needed to keep ourselves in the second spot in the RRAC and have the extra week to rest up. The team did well to control the tempo of the game and never really looked flustered. We created some good chances and were able to capitalize when it mattered. I am extremely proud of the team and the way they honored our seniors on their special day."
This is the first meeting between the two schools. TAMUSA joined the RRAC in 2020.
The Saints played local rivals TAMUSA for the first time on Saturday. The Saints offense exploded for 18 shots in the first half. The Jaguars were forced to make seven saves and the Saints struck first in the 32nd minute. Norberto Lira (SR/Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) scored from inside the box on an assist from Pedro Tavarez (SR/Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). OLLU also had 11 corner kicks in the first frame.
Lira scored again in the second half for the Saints. The Saints defense played a spectacular match by not allowing a single shot on goal by the Jaguars. OLLU ended up totaling 27 shots. Goalkeeper Joseph Baker (JR/Llantwit Major, Wales, U.K.) started the first half while Keelin Garrity (SR/West Hartford, Conn.) was in net for the second half. The Saints honored seniors Carlos Beltran (SR/San Antonio, Texas), Juan Martin Chica (SR/Cali, Colombia), Charbel Elbayeh (SR/San Antonio, Texas), Garrity, Lira, Mitchell Medrano (SR/Baytown, Texas), Jack Parker (SR/Norwich, England), Patrick Pye (SR/Norwich, England) and Tavarez.
61' – OLLU – Norberto Lira
Inside the box score
Lira and Said Salas (FR/El Paso, Texas) led the Saints' offense with two shots on goal each. The Jaguars failed to record a shot on goal.
Overall, the Saints tallied 27 shots, with 11 on goal. TAMUSA marked eight shots with none on goal.
OLLU recorded 11 corner kicks and the Jaguars took three.
The Saints compete in the RRAC Tournament that starts on Nov. 5.