TAMIU Soccer Hits the
Road to OK This Weekend
Texas A&M International University’s soccer teams will travel to Oklahoma this weekend with each slated to play two games against Sooner Athletic Conference competition. The road swing will begin on Friday with the men playing at Southern Nazarene and the women playing at Oklahoma City University. Both teams will play at Science & Arts of Oklahoma on Saturday.
Southern Nazarene has defeated TAMIU the last two seasons in the NAIA Region VI Tournament, coming away with a 3-1 win in last season’s tournament championship game. SNU is off to a 6-0-1 start this season, ranking fourth in this week’s NAIA Top-25 poll. Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between TAMIU and Science & Arts. The Drovers have posted a 4-1 record this
TAMIU and Science & Arts have a common opponent, St. Gregory’s, this season. The Dustdevils defeated SGU, 2-0, on Sept. 10 in Laredo and the Drovers beat SGU, 1-0, on Tuesday on the home field in Chickasha, Okla.
The Dustdevil women’s team faces a tough test against Oklahoma City. OCU stands at 7-0-1 this season, ranking 13th in this week’s NAIA Top-25 poll. Science & Arts defeated St. Gregory’s on Tuesday to improve to 3-3-1 for the season. TAMIU defeated the Drovers, 4-3, last season in a neutral site game in Dallas.
TAMIU is off to another great start with a 9-3 record after 12 matches played this season. The Dustdevils started 11-1 in 2002, 6-6 in 2003 and 10-2 last season. TAMIU is on pace to challenge last season’s single-season record of 25 wins ... After dropping a heartbreaking five-game match at UT-Pan American on Tuesday night the Dustdevils will take a nine-day break before returning to the court on Friday, Sept. 30. TAMIU will play three conference matches in two days upon its return, all neutral site contests at Houston Baptist. The Dustdevils will play Bacone College and UT-Permian Basin on Sept. 30 before facing Paul Quinn College on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Men’s Soccer Notes
Senior José Macías set school single-game records with six goals and 14 total points in Monday’s 10-0 rout of Southwestern Assemblies. The previous record of five goals and 11 points was set by Daniel Hermosillo against Louisiana College on Aug. 30, 2003 ... Macías now ranks fourth on the TAMIU all-time scoring list with 23 career goals. Jesús Sánchez ranks second on that list with 27 goals and Diego Gentile third with 25 goals. Senior Daniel Hermosillo is the school career scoring leader with 67 goals.
Cross Country Notes
Sophomore Eddie González has been TAMIU’s top finisher in two of three races this season. The United High School graduate finished fifth overall at last Saturday’s Texas State Invitational with a 28:22 effort in the 8K event ... Junior Dania Gómez had a strong outing in her first race of the season on Saturday at the Texas State Invitational in San Marcos. She finished third on the squad and 27th overall with a 23:40 effort in the 4.8K race ... TAMIU’s cross country teams will compete in the Southwestern Invitational this Saturday before heading to Stillwater, Okla. to compete in the Oklahoma State Jamboree on Oct. 1. The OSU Jamboree is the oldest intercollegiate cross country meet in the United States.
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