UTSA have suffered their first C-USA loss on Friday as they fell 2-0 to Charlotte at Transamerica Field.
Charlotte started well but it was UTSA who had the first real chances on goal as Tyane Ramos saw her shot blocked before Kauwela Neal forced a good save out of Annika McHenry.
It was a physical match from both sides which really interrupted the flow, especially in the first half, which had few chances, most clearly from UTSA in those early stages.
Charlotte did have a very good chance in the 20th minute as Maddie Kiebel's corner found Amanda Jones who got her shot away only to see her effort saved by Bubba Makela.
The two sides each had a solid chance late on in the first half but UTSA saw their effort blocked before Charlotte's attempt went wide ending the half scoreless.
UTSA came out from the second half determined to attack and hit the lead with Neal forcing two good saves out of McHenry early but the physical play from Charlotte often broke up UTSA's attack making life hard for the Roadrunners.
The Roadrunners' frustrations were compounded in the 63rd minute when Maddie Kiebel found Rebecca Beatty in space at the top of the box allowing her to sneak in a shot low and through the UTSA defense for the opening goal.
That goal forced UTSA to go even further on the attack but that lead to open space at the back which was exploited in the 71st minute when a defensive lapse allowed Amanda Jones to get on the ball and chip the keeper from distance to get the cushion Charlotte needed.
UTSA went for goals in the final 20 minutes and were on top for the closing stages but were just unable to put a chance away as they fell 2-0.