Football Preview: at Gonzaga – University of Texas Athletics

Game 5: Texas (2-1-1) at Gonzaga (1-1-2)

time: Sun 4 Sept – 3pm CT

location: Spokane, Washington (Luger Field)

tickets: SHORTCUT

Live Stats: SHORTCUT

TV: The game will be streamed about it on the WCC Network via GoZags.com SHORTCUT.

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  • Texas and Gonzaga meet for just the second time on Sunday after the Longhorns won the previous duel in Austin 4-3 on Aug. 22, 2019. During that contest, Texas built a 3-1 lead before Gonzaga fought back to level things 3-3 in the 67th minute. UT All-American Cyera Hintzen broke the tie 80-56, but the Bulldogs earned a penalty with five seconds remaining in regulation time. Then junior Texas goaltender Savannah Madden came through with the clutch, saved the match on a dive down her left as Burnt Orange & White prevailed.
  • The Longhorns are currently ranked 19th in NCAA Division I in assists-per-match (3.00) with 12 assists in the first four games. Individual midfielder sophomore Lexi Missimo and freshman forward Liz Worden are ranked 20th in the country in terms of total assists (three).
  • With Tuesday’s selection for Top Drawer Soccer‘s National Team of the Week (Honourable Mention), Texas forward sophomore Trinity Byars clinched her fourth career allusion to the Organization’s National Team of the Week after earlier recording on Sept. 21 & 28, 2021 (Honourable Mention) and Nov. 2, 2021 (full team). In her first weekend with the Horns following their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup trip, Byars played 80 minutes in the loss to No. 1 North Carolina before scoring a brace (two goals) and winning in 3-2 over Florida.
  • With 19 assists in her first 29 career games, she is a sophomore midfielder Lexi Missimo Has already advanced to seventh all-time in program history in the category. She just needs one more to share sixth place with Texas ex Kelsey Carpenter (2004-07).
  • The Texas roster is dominated by players from two premier club football programs, Solar SC (Dallas area) and the Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada). The Longhorns, previously coached at Solar SC by Derek Missimo (Lexi’s father), currently have a staggering 11 different players from the program (Byars, McFarland, Missimo, Nobles, Claros, Lapomarda, Sydney CoxEmJ Cox, Miller, Sproat, Dellosso), while freshman Olivia Ahern joins Holly Ward, Emma Regan & Teni Akindoyu as products of the Whitecaps system. Overall, 15 out of 29 Texas players are from the two programs (52%)..
  • Fifth year midfielder/defender at Texas Emma Regan was chosen as one of the team leaders for good reason. That’s because she offers a consistent presence to the Longhorns. A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, has played in Texas’ last 64 games and has a streak of 62 straight starts dating back to October 25, 2018. In her career, Regan has played a total of 72 games from 71 starts. As a freshman in 2018, she missed her only collegiate games due to a Team Canada call-up for senior-level international service at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
  • The longhorns have won 44 consecutive games in which they have scored two or more goals in a competition since the start of the 2017 season. The last time Texas failed to win by tickling the string twice was a 3-2 loss at TCU on Oct. 28, 2016.
  • UT is 37-4-4 since the start of the 2018 season when he scored the first goal in a game and is 2-0-1 in such competitions in 2022.
  • After losing just 8-2 in one-goal games in 2016, the Longhorns have turned tide by going 33-17 in their last 50 one-goal games since early 2017.

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