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Men’s soccer team starts road trip red hot after win against Schreiner University

Men’s soccer team starts road trip red hot after win against Schreiner University - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Jags freshman midfielder Giovani Garcia lines up a pass to send down field against Kansas Wesleyan University Sept. 4, 2022 at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Photo by Matthew Lopez

Week 3 featured the first away game of the season for Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s men’s soccer team. The Jaguars started their three-game road trip with a win on Sept. 10 against Schreiner University’s Mountaineers in Kerrville. 

A&M-San Antonio’s men’s soccer team took down Schreiner University 3-1.

Freshman Sebastian Sanchez scored the first goal of the game via penalty kick within the first five minutes. 

The Jags would continue to push up the field for multiple shots at goal but to no avail. However, their dominance of center field kept them in control of the pace of the game. Both teams would end the half without another point scored. 

The second half would show the Jags’ patented discipline on defense. No matter who was in possession of the ball, the Jags stayed connected and responded quickly to any situation. A&M-San Antonio shut out almost anything Schreiner pushed up the field, turning those defensive stops into offensive opportunities.

The last 10 minutes of the game were action packed as the Jaguars scored two goals while the Mountaineers netted one.The first came from the Jags’ freshman midfielder Julian Leon. 

Schriener responded with a goal off a throw-in scored by Manuel Coya, Schreiner University sophomore midfielder, putting the score at 2-1.

Any hopes of a last-minute comeback for Schreiner were snuffed out by freshman forward Dante Yosef Valencia. Valencia was well positioned for the follow-up after the previous shot by Patricio Tenorio was saved. 

With the win over Schreiner, the Jags advance to 2-0. This is the first time in the program’s history that they have won back-to-back games.  

The team will continue its road trip 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.   

About the Author

Matthew Lopez
Sports Editor
Matthew Lopez is a junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio majoring in communications. Matthew received his associate degree along with his high school diploma in 2018. In his downtime he likes to go to the gym, watch sports and write poetry. He hopes to have a career in journalism where he can report on anything and everything — as long as he gets to continue writing, that is enough for him.

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