RECAP: @Patriot_msoccer finishes regular season with shutout win
UT Tyler (10-2-3 (9-1-1))
Louisiana College (1-15 (1-10))
10/28/2017 | Pineville, LA | Attendance: 125
UT Tyler022
Louisiana College000
UTTM68:33Jose Poo (Lucas Pereira )
UTTM89:55Steven Soriano (Samuel Huerta )
UTTMGiancarlo Ayanegui45:0000
UTTMJohn McGuffin45:0000
LCMNathan Gautreaux90:00211
Stats at a GlanceUTTMLCM
Shots (on Goal)30 (13)0 (0)
Corner Kicks172
Yellow Cards01

Saturday, October 28, 2017

PINEVILLE, La. – The UT Tyler men’s soccer team will enter the postseason on a five-game winning streak and having outscored its opponents by a 30-8 margin with 10 shutouts after earning a 2-0 win over Louisiana College on Saturday in the final regular-season game of the year.

The Patriots (10-2-3, 9-1-1 ASC) did not allow a single shot on goal from the Wildcats and are the second seed in next week’s American Southwest Conference. UTT, which has won three straight 2-0 decisions, will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the semifinals at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton with the opponent to be determined by a quarterfinal matchup that will be played on Thursday. UT Tyler is making its 10th ASC postseason appearance and will be looking to win its fourth tournament titles and the first since 2011.

Erik Macias scored the game-winning goal on Saturday with a 69th minute goal off an assist from Lucas Pereira before Stephen Soriano scored his season’s first with five seconds remaining in the game. Macias, a junior Mesquite, has now scored three goals in the past four games after not recording a goal in the first 11 contest. Pereira leads the ASC in goals with 10, but now also has four assists which leads the Patriots as they go into the postseason. 

UT Tyler goalkeepers John McGuffin and Giancarlo Ayanegui split time in goal for the 10th shutout of the season for the Patriots but never faced a shot with the Patriot defense controlling the game and the offense maintaining possession throughout. UTT finished the game with 11 shots on goal, led by Pereira who had five, Macias and Jose Poo who both had two and one each from Chris Stamm, Caio Godinho, Samuel Huerta and Leandro Cid-Fernandez.