Texas senior Abby Smith broke the Texas career shutout record as the Longhorns closed their regular season with a 3-0 win over Montana Friday night on senior night at rain soaked Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Smith had two saves to get her 30th career shutout, surpassing Dianna Pfenninger on the Texas career shutout list. Pfenninger had 29 shutouts through 2005-2008.
“The record is a great thing. It’s nice to make history, but I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the girls on the field in front of us.” said Smith. “Ali Schmalz came up huge this game; she made some really crucial saves. I think she deserves huge credit to me being able to have my name on the record. ”
Texas ended the regular season at 8-5-4 and finished third in the Big 12 at 4-3-1. Texas is the three-seed in the Big 12 conference tournament and will play six-seed Kansas on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri. The winner will face the winner of second-seeded Baylor and seventh-seeded TCU.
Texas senior Kelsey Shimmick put Texas ahead just 6 minutes 38 seconds into the match when she beat Montana goalie Kailey Norman.
Texas freshman Alexa Adams scored her sixth goal of the season in the 52nd minute when she kicked a right-footed volley into the net from seven yards out
Adams has scored at least one point in six straight matches, a streak that ranks second in program history. The program record is nine straight matches set by Kelly Wilson back in 2001.
Texas senior Brinkley Field scored her first career goal in the 81st minute when she hooked a corner kick that bent across the line.
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