Laredo, Texas – Time was running out on the St. Mary’s University women’s soccer team Friday night, not that such a scenario was all that bad.
These days, there’s seemingly nothing the Rattlers can’t overcome.
Caught in a scoreless deadlock until the waning seconds of overtime, senior Carolina Hernandez struck the winning goal at the 99:18 mark to down Texas A&M International University 1-0.
The victory was a pivotal one for the Rattlers (8-6-1 overall, 5-2 in Heartland Conference), who remain two games behind unbeaten St. Edward’s University in the league standings. St. Mary’s is ranked ninth in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America poll, just seven spots behind St. Edward’s.
Hernandez’s goal, a left-footed shot from 30 yards out, marked her eighth in the past nine games. Hernandez is a senior forward from El Paso, Texas.
Mari Edwards (So., Apex, N.C.) pitched a shutout, recording seven saves on the night.
St. Mary’s outshot A&M International 16-10.