The Patriots defeated the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor behind the strength of two second half goals.
Clarksville, Ark. – The University of Texas-Tyler scored two second half goals to defeat third-seeded University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2-0 during quarterfinal action of the American Southwest Conference Men’s Soccer Championship Friday at Hurie Field.
The sixth-seeded Patriots picked up the game winning goal off the foot of junior midfielder Cole Brittain in the 57th minute. Brittain was aided on the game winner with an assist from junior forward Michael Kendall.
Kendall added an insurance goal late in the match after settling a pass from Adam McAlpine in font of the net before slipping it past Crusaders’ goalkeeper Jude Austin in the 87th minute.
“Our forwards really did well today,” said Patriots head coach Kenny Jones. “They did well defending and that helped us a lot. We were able to start our attacks on their end of the field.”
UT-Tyler controlled the pace for most of the contest and limited the Crusaders to just three total shots.
Senior goalkeeper Geoff Sherman had one save for the Patriots, while Austin recorded six stops for Mary Hardin-Baylor.
UT-Tyler posted 13 total shots, including nine on target, while earning five corner kicks. The Crusaders took three shots, with just one on net and received two kicks from the corner flag.
The Patriots improve to 12-6-0 overall and will advance to Saturday’s semifinal round to take on the number two seeded University of Texas-Dallas Comets at 2:00 p.m. Mary Hardin-Baylor ends their season with an 11-7-1 overall record.