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Katee O'Brien scores overtime winner for UTSA Soccer

UTSA players celebrate their overtime win
UTSA players celebrate their overtime win
courtesy UTSA Athletics

After a successful scrimmage last Sunday Roadrunner soccer got off to a great start at Park West on Friday night as they managed a 1-0 double over-time win against Houston Baptist.

The hero of the scrimmage became the hero of the first regular season game as Kaytee O'Brien scored the winning goal in the 103rd minute.

But the goal took a long time coming in a tight match, UTSA looked to be the better side but they were struggling for goal scoring opportunities against a strong defensive unit in the Huskies.

A corner kick put pressure on the Roadrunners in the 16th minute as it found Rebekah Tovar who headed toward goal only for UTSA keeper Katherine Tesno to make the save, which bounced off the crossbar for the Roadrunners defense to clear the ball out.

UTSA were seeing plenty of possession throughout the first half but the Huskies defense was too strong to let the Roadrunners get any chances away.

The second half was more of the same, as the defense of both sides saw the match become bogged down in midfield, with five shots on target from both sides but nothing really threatening as the match headed to overtime.

The Huskies started that extra-time period well and completely dominated that first period of overtime but for all their domination, leading shots 5-1, they just could not find a goal.

The second period of overtime saw that scenario reversed as UTSA went for the match, and unlike the Huskies, the Roadrunners were able to take advantage.

Kauwela Neal hit a shot over the bar but the goal-kick fell back to UTSA allowing her to deflect a Hskies header through the defense, which allowed O'Brien to control the ball, get through one-on-one with the keeper and send it over her head, off the bottom of the crossbar and in to the back of the net.