TAMU-CC womens soccer falls to Houston Baptist


Photo courtesy of Islander Athletics - Junior Larissa Fagundes making a break on offense against Houston Baptist on Saturday, Nov. 1.

The Texas A&M Corpus Christi women’s soccer team fell to Houston Baptist, 3-1, on Friday night in Houston, Texas to close out the lady Islanders regular season. The lady Islanders finish the regular season, 9-8-1 and 6-4-1 in the conference. While Houston Baptist’s improve to 3-15 and 2-9 in Southland conference action.

Junior midfielder, Abby Deakin recorded the lone goal for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the first half, scoring in the 17th minute of play. With Deakin’s first half goal, she has now tied the program record for goals scored in a single season with eight. Athletes Dana Curtis, Addison Urbanus, Kayla Gove and Ana Recarte-Pacheco also recorded two shots each for the lady Islanders. TAMU-CC collected 12 total shots with seven on goal throughout the match. Goalkeeper Kyleigh Hall made seven saves against 21 shots faced in 90 minutes in goal.

When asked about expectations heading into the match, Coach Craig Shaw said “Going into the match, we were hoping to get a little bit of our intensity back. …were a little flat in the last three or four games due to injuries, subs, etc. With that being said our girls still go out there and work really hard for the team and for each other.”

The Huskies pressured the Islanders throughout the match, recording two second half goals in the 65th and 87th minute to seal the win.

The lady Islanders have earned the No. 5 seed in the 2019 Southland Conference tournament, where they will face No. 4 seeded University of the Incarnate Word on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in Conway, Arkansas.