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UTRGV Women's Soccer Drops Double Overtime Heartbreaker to UMKC

UTRGV Women's Soccer Falls To UMKC In Second OT

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) women's soccer team opened up Western Athletic Conference (WAC) play with a 2-1 double overtime loss to UMKC on Friday at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex.

UTRGV (8-3-1, 0-1-0 WAC) got on the board in the 14th minute when senior Elisa Espino sent a cross from the left to the right side of the box and senior Frida Farstad-Eriksson dove forward to head the ball past Anna Lillig (2-7-2).

That was it against Lillig, who made five saves.

UTRGV held its lead until the 62nd minute, when Reighan Childers sent a free kick into a scrum in the box, setting up a deflection by Kara Priest to tie the match at 1.

UMKC (4-7-2, 1-0-0 WAC) won the match with 2:44 remaining in the second overtime when Childers bent a corner kick past freshman Kinga Szemik (4-2-0).

Szemik finished with a career-high seven saves.

UMKC outshot UTRGV 17-15, including 9-6 on goal.

UTRGV is back in action on Sunday at 1 p.m. when it visits Chicago State.

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