Bacone's Mireya Navas (No. 13, black jersey) tries to stop Our Lady of the Lake senior midfielder Amanda Lozano (No. 13, white jersey) from advancing the ball, while (No. 7) Fort Worth, Texas midfielder Marisa Levine gets in position. (Baconian Online photo by J.T. Turner)
Our Lady of the Lake University’s 3-0 run in the second period was the deciding factor as Bacone women’s soccer fell 4-0 Thursday.
Head Coach Tashanna Taylor said her squad did not play to par and committed mistakes.
“We just laid down and let them run over us,” the first-year coach said.
OLLU led Bacone 1-0 at the end of the first period after a Stephanie Diaz penalty kick at the 41:51 mark.
Diaz assisted an Eryn Reyes' goal to begin the second stanza that put the Saints up 2-0, 48:48 into the game.
“Our players just got down after the second score,” said Taylor.
Saints Stephania Vazquez and Hailey Garcia put the finishing touches on the victory, scoring goals at 69:47 and 74:03 respectively.
OLLU earned 24 shots, with 16 shots on goal and held the Lady Warriors to just eight shots, and only four shots on goal.
Senior Lorena Medrano said there was no heart in Bacone’s loss.
“If we come in with it in our heads we want to win, we could do it,” the Tulsa midfielder said. “We just have to practice harder and come out here wanting to win.”
Bacone hosts the University of Texas – Brownsville Saturday at 3 p.m.
UT-Brownsville defeated the Lady Warriors 2-0 in last year’s Red River Athletic Conference Tournament semi-finals.
Taylor said her team must bring their A-Game against the Scorpions.
“If we don’t we are going to get creamed,” she added.
Taylor calls UT-Brownsville the best team in the RRAC.
“They won the conference last year, and are pretty decent this year,” she said. “As far as I know they dropped out of the national rankings but are still a pretty good team.”
Sophomore midfielder Mireya Navas described how she will prepare for the Scorpions.
“I put my Beats on and just focus on what is about to come,” she said.