PREVIEW: @soccerpatriots to host ETBU, YellowJackets
ETBU (9-4-1, 4-2-1)
UT Tyler (7-4-0, 4-4-0)
10/12/2017 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 225
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ETBU36:47Kristi Freund
ETBUClaire Montondon90:0002
UTTWEmily Hurley90:0013
Stats at a GlanceETBUUTTW
Shots (on Goal)7 (4)13 (2)
Corner Kicks48
Yellow Cards10

Thursday, October 12, 2017

TYLER – On a two-game winning streak with a pair of shutouts, the UT Tyler women’s soccer team will host East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau this week in a pair of American Southwest Conference games at the Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex.

The Patriots (7-3, 4-3 ASC) open the week with a Blue Out against ETBU (8-4-1, 3-2-1 ASC) at 5 p.m. on Thursday in a Keep Kids Connected game before hosting the YellowJackets (6-4-2, 2-3-1 ASC) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday on Alumni Day. UT Tyler has outscored its opponents by an 18-4 margin this season after earning a 1-0 victory over Sul Ross last Saturday in its only game of the week and its sixth shutout of the season.

UT Tyler senior goalkeeper Emily Hurley earned ASC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after securing four saves and helping the Patriots to their six shut out against the Lobos. Hurley and the Patriot defense has not allowed more than one goal in a game this season and the team owns an 87-43 shots on goal advantage. Hurley, who leads the ASC in shutouts, has made 39 saves this season and 114 in her career.  

UT Tyler junior Kaelyn Steitz has scored goals in the past two games and now has four on the season. Steitz scored the game-winner against SRSU in the 10th minute off an assist from Mariah Harmon as the Patriots improved to 3-1 away from Tyler. Steitz also scored goals against Southwestern, Concordia and McMurry this season and has seven in her career. Caitlyn Mortus leads the Patriots with five goals this season and is the active leader with 16 in her career. A senior from Katy, Mortus has a pair of two-goal performances this season against Rhodes College and Howard Payne along with scoring the game-winning goal at Southwestern. She also leads the offensive attack with 19 shots on goal and is tied for the team lead with two assists along with Bailey Wooten and Kathleen Johnson.

Kaycee West has added three goals for the Patriots in her freshman season, including scoring two goals against HPU and then adding one at Concordia while Wooten has two goals to go along with her two assists. Wooten scored her two goals in the first two games of the season against Rhodes and Hendrix and had one shot on goal last Saturday at Sul Ross. UT Tyler has also received goals from Kiersten Ehler, Willow Herndon and Vanessa Rangel this season.

UT Tyler will play its final home game next weekend when it hosts Ozarks on Saturday, Oct. 21 before finishing the regular season at Belhaven (Oct. 26) and Louisiana College (Oct. 28).

Mary Hardin-Baylor 7-0-1 22 0.938 11-1-1 0.885 W7
Hardin-Simmons 7-0 21 1.000 11-0 1.000 W11
UT Dallas 6-1 18 0.857 10-2 0.833 L1
UT Tyler 4-3 12 0.571 7-3 0.700 W2
Concordia Texas 4-4 12 0.500 8-5 0.615 W1
East Texas Baptist 3-2-1 10 0.583 8-4-1 0.654 W2
Sul Ross State 3-2-1 10 0.583 5-3-1 0.611 L1
Howard Payne 3-4 9 0.429 4-5-1 0.450 L3
LeTourneau 2-3-1 7 0.417 6-4-2 0.583 L2
Ozarks 1-6 3 0.143 5-6 0.455 L2
Louisiana College 1-6 3 0.143 2-8-2 0.250 W1
McMurry % 1-6 3 0.143 3-9 0.250 W1
Belhaven # 1-6 3 0.143 2-9-1 0.208 L6
# Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship Tournament/NCAA Championship (Div. III Provisional)
% Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship Tournament/NCAA Championship (Div. III Reclassifying)