San Antonio – Danny Kelly and Rodrigo Ramos each scored their first two goals of the season, but a second half comeback helped Texas A&M-International University pick up a 2-2 tie with St. Mary’s University in the Heartland Conference opener for both teams Monday night. The Rattler women fell on the road to Missouri Southern State University by a 3-0 count.
Kelly (So., Tucscon, Ariz.) gave the Rattlers a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute when he took a pass from Stephen Gamez (Fr., San Antonio) and ripped the net. Ramos (Jr., The Woodlands) followed with his first goal of the season in the 40th minute to make it 2-0. That was where the score stood at the half.
But in a game that featured 12 cautions and two red cards, the Rattlers were not able to hold off a TAMIU team that played a man up for the entire second half. Roy Hernandez scored twice in a six minute period, including one a penalty kick that tied the game.
Brett Collier (Sr., Schertz) held on from there, picking up nine saves. St. Mary’s is now 2-1-1 overall and 0-0-1 in Heartland Conference play. TAMIU is 0-1-1, 0-0-1. The Rattlers will return to action on Friday when they host St. Thomas University at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s University Soccer Field.
In the women’s game, Roxie Carrasco (So., San Antonio) made a season-best 11 saves, but the Rattler offensive had just eight shots in a 3-0 loss.
With the loss, St. Mary’s fell to 0-4-1 this season, while MSSU improved to 2-2. St. Mary’s will return to action on Sunday, Sept. 13, when they travel to Commerce to face Texas A&M University-Commerce at noon.
St. Mary’s (Texas) (2-1-1) vs. Texas A&M Intl. (0-1-1)
Date: Sep 07, 2009 Attendance: 123
Weather: warm partly cloudy
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
St. Mary’s (Texas).. 2 0 0 0 – 2
Texas A&M Intl…… 0 2 0 0 – 2
1. 29:03 STMU Daniel Kelly (Stephen Gamez) – 12 yards out left side to middle
2. 39:07 STMU Rodrigo Ramos (Aaron Stares) – free kick from 30 yards header from 5
3. 47:37 TAMIU Roy Hernandez (Christian Salazar) – 5 yards out middle
4. 53:38 TAMIU Roy Hernandez Penalty kick
Shots: St. Mary’s (Texas) 17, Texas A&M Intl. 23
Saves: St. Mary’s (Texas) 9 (Brett Collier 9), Texas A&M Intl. 8 (Luis
St. Mary’s (Texas) (0-4-1) vs. Missouri Southern (2-2)
Date: Sep 07, 2009 Attendance: 225
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
St. Mary’s (Texas).. 0 0 – 0
Missouri Southern… 2 1 – 3
1. 26:07 MSSU Clark,Candis (White,Jentri) – header from 5 yards center
2. 44:46 MSSU Dimza,Michelle (Vonderheid,Alicia)
3. 61:15 MSSU Sanders,Cortney (Heines,Stephanie)
Shots: St. Mary’s (Texas) 8, Missouri Southern 22
Saves: St. Mary’s (Texas) 11 (Roxana Carrasco 11), Missouri Southern 5