PREVIEW: @soccerpatriots, ETBU set for ASC quarterfinals
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UT Tyler (11-4-1)
ETBU (13-4-3)
10/31/2017 | Marshall, Texas | Attendance: 217
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ETBU5:48Ashleigh Rondon (Abbey Sturdivant )
ETBU27:01Raegan Kappler (Hannah Murin )
UTTW48:01Ashleigh Ackroyd (Vanessa Rangel )
UTTW82:36Mariah Harmon (Danielle Lacasse , Landri Edwards)
UTTWEmily Hurley110:0026
ETBUClaire Montondon110:00216
Stats at a GlanceUTTWETBU
Shots (on Goal)28 (18)14 (8)
Corner Kicks55
Yellow Cards11

Monday, October 30, 2017

TYLER – The UT Tyler women’s soccer team is on a four-game winning streak and will begin its 11th appearance in the American Southwest Conference Championship at 5 p.m. on Tuesday against East Texas Baptist in a quarterfinal matchup at Cornish Field in Marshall.

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The Patriots (11-4) are one of the top defensive teams in the nation and have outscored their opponents by a 27-6 margin coming into the postseason, while the Tigers have put together their winningest season in program history with a 13-5-1 record. The four-five ASC Championship quarterfinal is the fourth time UT Tyler and ETBU have met in the tournament with the Patriots owning a 3-0 record over the Tigers in postseason play. The Patriots have ended the Tigers season in three of the past four years, including a 4-1 win in the Tuesday quarterfinal night match last season in Tyler.

ETBU is also making its 11th ASC Championship appearance and is 1-10 all-time in the postseason. UT Tyler is 9-9-3 all-time in the tournament and has reached the finals three straight seasons and six times overall. The UT Tyler-ETBU winner will advance to play at 11 a.m. on Friday against the Hardin-Simmons and LeTourneau quarterfinal winner in the semifinals. The ASC Championship final is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday. 

The UT Tyler defense has not allowed more than one goal in a game all season with the strong play strong play of Caroline Williams, Landri Edwards, Alexandria Clowers and Jessica L’Hoste in front of goalkeeper Emily Hurley. The Patriots have allowed only 53 shots on goal all season, including holding Louisiana College to no shots in the regular-season finale win. Hurley and the Patriots have recorded nine shutouts this season with her making 47 saves with an .887 saves percentage. The team’s six goals allowed and the .887 save percentage is the best in program history with the 2015 team holding opponents to only nine goals.

UT Tyler senior Caitlyn Mortus leads the team with five goals this season, while Kaelyn Steitz has added four and Bailey Wooten and Kaycee West three each. Mortus recorded two-goal games in wins over Rhodes and Howard Payne. UT Tyler is coming off a weekend with a 4-1 win over Belhaven with goals from Ashleigh Ackroyd, Gigi Grohn, Mariah Harmon and Vanessa Rangel and a 1-0 win at Louisiana College with freshman Landri Edwards scoring the lone goal and the first of her career. Rangel and Miranda Reyna have two goals each for the Patriots with Reyna scoring both of her goals two weeks ago in a 3-0 win over Ozarks.

ETBU comes into the game after a 1-0 loss at UT Dallas that ended a seven-game winning streak. The Tigers have outscored their opponents by a 41-21 margin this season, including the 1-0 win over the Patriots back on Oct. 12. Hannah Murin leads the team with 11 goals and has added six assists, while Ashleigh Rondon has 10 goals and two assists. Heather Brady leads the team with eight assists and also has eight goals, while the defense has recorded six shutouts. Goalkeeper Claire Montondon has made 49 saves and has four shutouts for the Tigers who are 5-2-1 on their home field this season.

2017 American Southwest Conference Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament

Hosted at Higher Seeded Teams
Tuesday, October 31 / Quarterfinals
Game 1 – #8 LeTourneau at #1 Hardin-Simmons, 2:00 p.m.  
Game 2 – #5 UT Tyler at #4 East Texas Baptist, 5:00 p.m.
Game 3 – #7 Concordia Texas at #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor, 3:00 p.m. ** REVISED due to weather
Game 4 – #6 Sul Ross State at #3 UT Dallas, 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by Highest Remaining Seed
Friday, November 3 / Semifinals
Game 5 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 11:00 a.m.
Game 6 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 / Championship
Game 7 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 1:00 p.m.