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Texas Soccer Beats Texas A&M Corpus-Christi 6-1 in Exhibition Opener

Sharis Lachappelle jumping in the air for a header ad Lindsey Meyer looks on.

File - Sharis Lachappelle and Lindsey Meyer fight for a ball in the air against West Virginia in 2012. (Photo: Jesse Drohen)

The Texas women’s soccer team cruised to a 6-1 victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the season opening exhibition match at Mike A. Meyers stadium on Friday night.

“Tonight was a great test,” head coach Angela Kelly said. “Everything we discussed at half time [the players] implemented, their shape was better, they were focused. So I’m very pleased with the energy all around.”

The Longhorns went to the half with a 2-1 lead, but extended that lead after the break with goals in the 46th, 52nd, and 61st minutes, before one last goal in the 81st minute.

“I’m pleased with where we are,” Kelly said. “I understand that there is so much more that we need to cover, but excited that we were able to put six in the back of the net.”

The Horns dominated possession from start to finish, allowing the Islanders to possess the ball just 20 of the 90 minutes. Texas had 24 shots (16 on goal) to the Islanders 2 (2 on goal).

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