SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in its season finale in men’s soccer, dropping an across-the-town match to No. 9 Incarnate Word, 4-0.
Former Rattler Uros Ceglaj scored in the ninth minute and the Cardinals never looked back, tacking on additional goals in the 30th, 33rd and 41st minutes to get the non-conference victory and improve to 13-3-1 on the season.
The Rattlers (5-11-1) tallied eight shots but couldn’t connect, led by Jack Wolf’s three shots and one shot on goal. Goalkeeper Patrick Kasperitis (RS-Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas) saved four shots but also allowed four goals against the red-hot Cardinals. St. Mary’s was outshot 16-8 in the contest.
The Rattlers finished tied for third place in conference with a 4-5-1 league record.
St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community service, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence. The University has six athletic national titles: men’s basketball (1989–NAIA), baseball (2001–NCAA Div. II), softball (1986–NAIA and 2002–NCAA Div. II) and an individual national champion in men’s golf (2006–NCAA Div. II) and a national academic championship in men’s golf (2009–NCAA Div. II). St. Mary’s also had more than 40 percent of its athletes named to conference, regional and/or national honor rolls this past year. St. Mary’s student–athletes graduation rate is 65 percent, higher than the NCAA Division II average of 55 percent. To learn more about St. Mary's, visit www.stmarytx.edu/athletics.