RECAP: @patriot_msoccer earns 1-0 win over UMHB in quarterfinals
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist ||

RICHARDSON – Samuel Huerta scored in the 26th minute off an assist from Leandro Cid-Fernandez in the box and the UT Tyler defense threw its eighth shutout of the season as the Patriots advanced to the American Southwest Conference Championship semifinals with a 1-0 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor on Thursday at the UTD Soccer Field.

The Patriots (10-6-1) will now play second-seeded Hardin-Simmons at 2 p.m. on Saturday, while Concordia and UT Dallas will meet in the other semifinal. CTX advanced in the tournament with a 3-0 win over Ozarks on Thursday.

“We had a good offensive moment and executed it for the goal,” UT Tyler coach Kenny Jones said. “In games like this you have to execute when you have an opportunity and we did that tonight.”

Huerta would score the only goal of the game and the third of his sophomore season with 25:03 on the clock. The play developed on the far sideline and was brought to goal by Cid-Fernandez who drew in defenders before finding a streaking Huerta who slid into the goal right behind the ball for the goal.

UT Tyler’s defense was stifling throughout, allowing only three shots-on-goal on the night with goalkeeper Ryan Dewalt making three saves. UMHB (11-6-1) would finish the game with an 18-11 total shot advantage but would never really make a significant threat on Dewalt. The Patriots were limited to two shots-on-goal with Lucas Pereira having one to go along with the goal from Huerta. Pereira finished the game with three shots, while Cid-Fernandez and Erik Macias had two shots each.

Hardin-Simmons, which received a quarterfinal-round bye, earned a 2-0 win over the Patriots in their regular season meeting on Sept. 16 in Abilene.

“They are another hard-working and well-coached team,” Jones said. “It’s going to be another battle of wills. Both teams are good and are going to be well-prepared. We’re looking forward to it.”