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Roadrunners soccer suffer first loss

Brianna Livecci on the ball
Brianna Livecci on the ball
courtesy UTSA Athletics

The undefeated streak for Roadrunners soccer has come to an end as they fell to a 2-1 loss to Kansas at Jayhawks Soccer Complex on Friday night.

After a good start from the Jayhawks UTSA started to get more of the ball and found more chances throughout the rest of the half and outshot Kansas handily.

The best passage came in the middle of the first half with Kaytee O'Brien and Alexis Alaniz having the best chances but Kansas were able to deny UTSA with good defense and goalkeeping.

Kansas had some chances in the final ten minutes of the half but they could not break through some impressive defense from UTSA kept the Jayhawks out and kept it scoreless at the break.

The Jayhawks came out from the break determined to get in front and if not for Katherine Tesno's impressive goalkeeping they would have had the lead.

Ali Kimura was able to send in a ball for Liana Salazar, who had space at 64:54 and fired a shot from 20 yards out which snuck under Tesno for the opener.

UTSA responded as they ramped up the pressure on the Jayhawks and just after the clock turned to 73 minutes gone Charlotte Husoe crossed in for Brianna Livecchi who headed home the equalizer.

Unfortunately for the Roadrunners the response was almost instant as Lois Heuchan hit a powerful effort from 25 yards out 43 seconds after the conceded.

The Roadrunners had their chances late in the match but it wasn't to be as Kansas held out for the 2-1 victory against a strong finishing UTSA.

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