Texas starters from left, goalie Nicole Curry, Haley Berg, Mikayla Flores and Chelsea Surprise take the field for the start of their game against Rice. The Texas women's soccer team played host to Rice in early season action at Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field Friday evening August 18, 2017. Texas defeated the Owls 2-1. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Longhorns soccer team starts 3-0 for first time since 2008

Posted August 25th, 2017

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Story highlights
  • Longhorns 3-0 for first time since 2008
  • Haley Berg scores second goal in three games
  • Longhorns fall behind early before picking up win

Freshman midfielder Haley Berg scored the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute as the Texas Longhorns soccer team moved to 3-0 on the season, defeating Arkansas-Little Rock 2-1 at Myers Stadium Friday night.

With the game tied at 1-1, sophomore Cyera Hintzen connected with Berg on a give-and-go that allowed the freshman to give Texas the lead for good.

The win makes it the first time the Longhorns soccer team started 3-0 since the 2008 season.

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The Longhorns fell behind 1-0 before scoring two unanswered goals to take the win.

Doro Geulich gave Arkansas-Little Rock (1-2) the its only lead when she scored in the 11th minute.

Kayra Dollas tied the game off a corner kick that hit off defenders before she could hit it home.

Berg’s game-winner was her second goal just three games into her collegiate career.

“Kayra Dollas had an unbelievable match,” head coach Angela Kelly said in a UT press release. “Haley’s goal was pretty special, but you’re probably going to hear us say that a lot.”

The score was a lot closer than the stats would indicate. Texas had 11 corner kicks while the Trojans had none. Texas also had the edge in shots, taking 14 to the Trojans’ three.

Other than the single goal Nicole Curry allowed, the Texas goalkeeper didn’t face too much trouble. Megan Swanson, on the other hand, was forced to save six shots to keep it competitive.

 

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