Thursday, September 13, 2007

Strong Start for Texas Soccer, But...

...Don't hold your breath. After signing the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation in both 2003 and 2004, the Texas women failed to make it past the Sweet 16, a feat still elusive to Petrucelli and the gang. But, alas, this year could be different. Another top recruiting class and the returning prowess of US National Team Player Stephanie Logterman and All-American Kasey Moore make the Longhorns one of the teams to beat this year.

After a strong 3-0 start, including a 2-1 victory over top-ranked UCLA and 1-0 shutout of Arizona St. on the road, Texas was ranked third in the nation going into last Sunday's game against Arizona. An early goal and a less-than inspired offensive performance left Longhorn fans a bit disappointed, but not altogether unsatisfied with the weekend road trip to Arizona.

Not traditionally a stellar road team, Texas managed to pull out 2 of 3 early season road games, giving the women a confidence that could potentially last well into the season (well, at least until Big XII play starts). Texas has always played well at home, possibly due to the intimidating large-stadium atmosphere of Mike Myers, or just that our women really enjoy sleeping in their own beds. In any case, a string of 6 consecutive home games could mean that we will be looking at the best 10-game start in UT Soccer history. Stay tuned...

Upcoming games:
09-14 Fri UT-San Antonio 7:00pm
09-18 Tue LSU 7:00pm
09-21 Fri Houston 7:00pm
09-23 Sun Stephen F. Austin 7:00pm
09-28 Fri Wright State 7:00pm
09-30 Sun Texas Tech 7:00pm

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