San Antonio – St. Mary’s University broke out of a recent slump in overwhelming fashion as six different players scored goals, leading the Rattlers to a convincing 6-1 win over Texas A&M International-University in Heartland Conference women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon at St. Mary’s University Soccer Field.
The Rattlers overwhelmed the Dustdevils, taking 30 shots, compared with just four for TAMIU. St. Mary’s also had nine corner kicks to just two for the Dustdevils.
The scoring started early as just 44 seconds into the game a Texas A&M International player committed a handling offense in the penalty area, giving the Rattlers a penalty kick. Sarah Linares (Jr., San Antonio) converted the kick to give the Rattlers a 1-0 lead. Just over two minutes later the Rattlers struck again as Jenae Steensma (Jr., Weatherford) took in a ball in the box off a corner kick and found the net for a 2-0 Rattler lead less than three minutes into the contest. Amanda McMullan (Sr., Allen) intercepted a goal kick, then outraced the defense and beat the goalkeeper to the far corner for a 3-0 lead at the half.
In the second half Elizabeth Rubi (Fr., Fort Worth) extended the Rattler lead to 4-0 with her third goal of the season. Ashley Condrin (Fr., Trophy Club) and Andrea Gregg (Fr., Austin) each added their first career goals to wrap up the scoring for the Rattlers.
With the win the Rattlers broke a six-game losing streak and improved to 2-10-1 overall, 1-5 in Heartland Conference play. TAMIU fell to 1-12, 0-6. St. Mary’s will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 18, when they host Dallas Baptist University at 2 p.m.