BEAUMONT – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros women’s soccer team fell 2-0 to the Lamar University (ACU) Cardinals on Saturday at the LU Soccer Complex.
After a scoreless first half, the Cardinals (6-6-1, 3-1-1 WAC) grabbed the lead in the 69th minute as Hollie Massey found Marina Mielgo who then snuck it past UTRGV goalie Maile Lunardi (3-8-1) to make it 1-0.
The Cardinals added another goal in the 84th minute as Massey scored a goal of her own to put the finishing touches on the scoring.
The Vaqueros (5-8-1, 1-4-0 WAC) had opportunities throughout the match as they outshot the Cardinals 16 to 10 and nine to four on goal but Cardinal’s goalie Nicole Panis made eight saves to keep the clean sheet.
The Vaqueros will be back in action on Friday, October 15, when they hit the road to face Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. at SFA Soccer Field. Fans can watch in the United States on ESPN+ or internationally on the WAC Digital Network.