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UTRGV Women's Soccer Opens Season with Victory over Prairie View A&M

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley women’s soccer team opened the 2017 season with a 3-1 victory over Prairie View A&M as part of the UTRGV Tournament at the at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex.

Senior Andreya Barrera scored midway through the first half when she drew out goalkeeper Clarissa Ledesma (0-1-0), beat her to the left, and fired on the open net.

Ten minutes later, sophomore Mackenzie McLeod sent a long pass from the midfield to the right side of the box. Freshman McAllen high alum Anna Hover received the ball, moved left, and then switch right before finding the lower right-hand corner of the net to put UTRGV up 2-0 with the game-winning goal.

Junior Tuva Rolstad Nilsen added her first career goal at 82:35 off a corner kick by Hover to make it 3-0.

Prairie View A&M (0-1-0) scored its lone goal less than a minute later on a long shot by Paiton Maples.

That was it against Harlingen South alum Erica Gonzlaez (1-0-0), who made one save.

UTRGV (1-0-0) outshot Prairie View A&M 19-6, including 10-2 on goal.

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