AUSTIN, Texas – Striking twice in the second half Friday, St. Edward’s topped St. Mary’s 3-0 in men’s soccer, avenging the Rattlers’ victory over the Hilltoppers earlier this season.
Bryan Booth, Gavin Bruce and Tyler Miles all scored for the Hilltoppers, winning the latest edition of “Battle of the Saints” before a crowd of 178 fans on the road.
St. Mary’s goalkeeper Patrick Kasperitis (RS-So., Corpus Christi, Texas) recorded five saves and midfielder Omar Sanchez (Fr., San Antonio) led the Rattlers with three shots on a day they were outshot 16-7.
St. Edward’s struck first with a goal in the 18th minute, and later tacked on back-to-back goals 52 seconds apart in the 53rd minute.
With the loss, St. Mary’s dropped to 3-11 and 2-5 in Heartland Conference play. St. Edward’s improved to 4-7-4, with a 2-3-1 league record.
St. Mary’s will return to action Wednesday when it plays cross-town rival Incarnate Word on the Cardinals’ campus at 7 p.m.