Soccer Season Ends at UTSA
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Southern Miss soccer team ended the 2014 season with a 5-0 loss on the road to UTSA on Thursday night at the Park West Athletics Complex in San Antonio, Texas.
Southern Miss finished the season 5-11-3 overall and 1-8-0 in Conference USA.
The Golden Eagles were led by a quartet of players - Becky McMullan, Karen Torres, Breann Hedin and Adkins - who each finished the year with eight points apiece. The Black and Gold also had Beth Coleman Johnson notch seven points apiece. McMullan, Torres and Adkins each recorded a team-best four goals apiece while Hedin led the squad with four assists.
The defense saw a pair of goalkeepers see time between the posts. Brittany Taylor, a 2013 C-USA All-Freshman selection, finished the year with a team-best 1.03 goals against average surrendering 10 goals in nine games while recording 65 saves, including setting a school-record with 21 saves in a 0-0 double overtime shutout against Louisiana Tech, which led to C-USA Defensive Player of the Week accolades. Shelby Presnell also worked nine games recording 50 saves and allowing 27 goals. In her first season, Presnell recorded a team-high three victories, including a pair of shutout victories.
Offensively, Southern Miss was unable to scratch the scoreboard. The Golden Eagles finished the game with 13 shots, including four shots on goal. Adkins, Hendrix, McMullan and Adriana Garcia each had two shots apiece while Wentz, McKie, Torres, Alexia Hix and Lyndsey Lee each added shots. Hendrix, Adkins, Garcia and Hix all placed shots on goal.
Defensively, Presnell recorded eight saves on the night, while the team finished the game with nine total. Presnell saw action in her ninth game as a rookie, making her eighth collegiate start.
UTSA broke the scoreless tie in the 22nd minute. The Roadrunners' Anissa Munson took a pass from Taylor Wingerden and chipped it from the left side, scoring from the six-yard box.
The Roadrunners increased their advantage with a goal at the 30-minute mark of the first half. Munson sent a pass in to Brianna Livecchi who connected on a header at the top of the six-yard box to put the home team in front 2-0.
UTSA added to its advantage with three goals in the second stanza. Gracie Knight scored an unassisted goal with a shot from about 35 yards outs, placing it over the keepers head. Kaja Skare scored off a corner kick from Charlotte Husoe. Munson scored another point sending a cross to Happy Orere-Amadu into the box for the final goal of the game.