|Our Lady of the Lake||1||0||1|
|1||10:38||Juan Martin Chica (Our Lady of the Lake)|
|1||38:06||O'Neal Edward (LSU Alexandria)|
|2||51:00||O'Neal Edward (LSU Alexandria)|
|2||71:48||Italo Vichiatto (LSU Alexandria)|
|LSU Alexandria||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake|
|#9 O'Neal Edward - 2||Goals||#11 Juan Martin Chica - 1|
|2 Players (#7,#13) - 1||Assists||None|
|2 Players (#7,#9) - 2||Shots||#11 Juan Martin Chica - 2|
|#77 Valeriu Tarlev - 1||Saves||#1 Joseph Baker - 3|
|LSU Alexandria||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake|
|9 (7)||Shots (on goal)||4 (2)|
TEXARKANA, TEXAS (Nov. 11, 2021) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's soccer team fell to LSU-Alexandria (LSUA) 3-1 in the semifinals of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Tournament on Thursday. The Saints finish the season with an 8-5-3 overall record and 7-1-3 mark in conference.
Head Coach Arthur Salazar commented, "It was a tough loss, but I'm proud of the way the team fought tonight. This is a talented group who deserves to be in the final, but it just wasn't our night. As a coach, it's always a challenge to come into a new environment and get the players to buy in. The team has done a fantastic job of making it a smooth transition. I am thankful for their efforts this season and look forward to growing with the team."
The Saints were 2-5-4 against the Generals prior to this match.
The Saints started strong but faltered in the second half. Juan Martin Chica (SR/Cali, Colombia) continued his dominant season with the first goal of the match at the 11th minute. O'Neal Edward evened the match for the Generals in the 39th minute with an assist from Danny Stevens. Both teams took three shots in the first half. Joseph Baker (JR/Llantwit Major, Wales, U.K.) was forced to make two saves. Yellow cards were handed out to Norberto Lira (SR/Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) and Oluwatimileyin Talabi (JR/Abeokuta, Nigeria) in the first frame.
Edward struck again in the second half to give the Generals a 2-1 advantage in the 51st minute. Italo Vichiatto sealed the match for LSUA in the 72nd minute with an assist from Pablo Ruiz. Nine yellow cards were handed out in the second half, and Baker's yellow card in the 72nd minute turned into a red card in the 75th minute. Keelin Garrity (SR/West Hartford, Conn.) took over in net for the final 15 minutes. The Saints were outshot 9-4 and committed 13 fouls.
11' – OLLU – Juan Martin Chica
39' – LSUA – O'Neal Edward (assisted by Danny Stevens)
51' – LSUA – O'Neal Edward
72' – LSUA – Italo Vichiatto (assisted by Pablo Ruiz)
Inside the box score
Connor Bagley (JR/Norwich, Norfolk, U.K.) and Chica took the only shots on goal for the Saints. Stevens Edward led the Generals with two shots on goal each.
Overall, the Saints tallied four shots, with two shots on goal. LSUA marked nine shots with seven on goal.
OLLU recorded two corner kicks and the Generals took three.