The Texas A&M University-San Antonio women’s loss to the Louisiana State University-Alexandria Generals in their playoff debut on Nov. 5.
To open the game, LSU-Alexandria took the first shot, setting the tone for how active they would be on offense throughout the game.
Two minutes into the match, Generals freshman midfielder Alexia Bermejo, scored their first goal.
The Jaguars competed fiercely but couldn’t carve out many opportunities offensively.
The Jaguars were held to zero shots in the first half while the Generals were allowed 11.
With momentum on their side the Generals added to their lead in the 24th minute with a goal by senior forward Sophie Borhi.
The Generals continued their offensive tear, scoring two more times in the first half.
In the 33rd minute Generals midfielder Carolina Quast scored and then just before halftime, Generals freshman forward Theresa Langauer scored.
The score was 4-0 at halftime, advantage LSU-Alexandria.
The second half started similar to the first with an early goal by Bermejo in the 49th minute.
Down 5-0, the Jaguars set out to overcome this deficit and played better in all facets overall compared to the first half.
The Jaguars answered back with a goal in the 53rd minute by freshman forward Daniela Garcia, assisted by sophomore midfielder Rheanna Lopez.
The Jaguars hoped to use the momentum from their first goal to spark a comeback but couldn’t overcome the Generals’ lead.
In the 85th minute Garcia setup Jaguars sophomore defender Brooke Theis for a goal.
The final score was 5-2.
The Jaguars were eliminated from the Red River Athletic Conference playoff tournament.
In only their second year in the RRAC, the women’s soccer team earned a playoff berth for the first time in the program’s history.
The Jaguars have proven themselves as formidable opponents.
Their season comes to an end, but the Jaguars exit the playoffs in an upward trajectory.
In their 2021 season the team’s record was 3-8-2, this season their record improved to 9-4-3.
This was head coach Fred Sanguetti’s first season and with such an improvement in just one year, the Jaguars expectations have soared.