The UT Tyler men's soccer team improved its conference record to 2-0 and 6-1 overall with a 3-2 win Friday at Austin College.
The Patriots' women, meanwhile, fell to 2-5-1 overall and 0-2 in the ASC with a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime loss to AC.
Both teams will be back in action Sept. 30 when they host Mississippi College beginning at 1 p.m. at the UT Tyler Soccer Field. Friday's games at Ozarks have been rescheduled to Oct. 18 because of Hurricane Rita.
After a scoreless first half, both teams found their offense in the second frame. The Patriots' Adam McAlpine put UT Tyler on the board first, finding the net at the 51:11 mark. Taylor Robbins gave the Patriots a 2-0 lead 11 minutes later on an assist from Fustino Leon, but Austin College answered on a goal by Nathan Spradlin only 1:13 after the goal by Robbins.
However, Hampton White’s goal at the 86:34 mark gave the Patriots a 3-1 lead, and a goal by Austin College’s Stephen Carpenter with eight seconds remaining was not enough to bring the AC back in the match. John Martinez assisted on the goal by Carpenter.
Austin College freshman Holly Messamore scored in the 115 th minute of action to give the AC women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over UT Tyler. Tricia Stone assisted on the game winner.
Messamore’s goal ended a defensive struggle between the Lady ’Roos and the Patriots. UT Tyler dominated the ball for much of the game, out shooting the Lady ’Roos 11-3 in the first half, but the strong defensive effort of the both teams kept them knotted at zero as regulation came to a close.
The two teams continued their strong defense in the first overtime, with the Patriots managing just one shot attempt while the Lady ’Roos had only two shots in the extra frame. The game appeared destined to end in a tie until Stone found Messamore with no defenders between her and the keeper. Messamore pushed the ball past Kristen Robertson to lift Austin College to the victory.