A sizzling start and a ferocious focus is fueling thoughts of a special season for the Texas Soccer team.
Staying rooted and humble like their head coach, Ange Kelly, the Longhorns nonetheless sense something else brewing beneath the surface for this year's squad.
Taking Texas to the top of the soccer world.
Heading into her last season on the Forty Acres, senior Kayla Dollas felt a range of emotions, most of all, this is Texas time to shine on the pitch. Coming off a huge win against UCF and an equally big tie against North Carolina, which were both ranked at the time, the Horns (2-0-1) home opener is tonight at Mike A. Myers Field at 7 p.m. hosting Long Beach State.
In the early going Texas already has experienced tests and situations that should set them on a steady course throughout this season. Striking a chord with the soccer world after just three matches, the Longhorns are now ranked No. 16 by Top Drawer Soccer, No. 17 by Soccer America and come in at No. 23 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll.
Standing steady in the net, junior goalie Nicole Curry and the stout defense in front of her is a huge reason for Texas success so far. And reason for all the optimism going forward. Since Kelly took over the team in 2012, the Longhorns have allowed more than two goals in one match a mere six times — three of those coming in that first season.