UTPA Women's Soccer Takes 1st Home Opener

The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs women TMs soccer team won the first home match in program history 2-1 over the Huston-Tillotson University Rams on Wednesday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium in front of a raucous crowd of 1,743.

Three Broncs (2-0-1) freshmen combined on all the scoring, as Andreya Barrera and Allyson Smith each had a goal and assist while Aimie Inthoulay set-up both plays with crosses.

The Broncs got the scoring started at the 10:26 mark in the first, when Inthoulay sent a cross from the right corner that Smith deflected to Barrera for the first home goal in program history.

At the 23:57 mark, Inthoulay sent the ball close to the net from the top of the box, and then Barrera knocked the ball to Smith who buried it to put the Broncs up 2-0.

The Broncs prevented the Rams (0-2-0) from even attempting a shot until 57:34 into the match. The Rams TM first shot on goal came from Morgan Seeliger off of passes from Cristinia Montealvo and Erica Ramos and led to the Rams TM lone goal at the 60:18 mark.

That was it against freshman goalkeeper and Harlingen South alum Erica Gonzalez (1-0-0), who made two saves in her first-career start.

Rams goalkeeper Evelyn Martinez (0-2-0) countered with 14 saves as the Broncs outshot the Rams 31-4, including 16-3 on goal.

The Broncs open up a six-match road trip on Friday at 3 p.m. when they visit Grambling State.