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Texas soccer finishes 2-1 against Hawaii in The Outrigger Resorts Shootout

Texas Women’s Soccer on 08-15-2014 against Incarnate World (photo: Jesse Drohen)

Texas Women’s Soccer on 08-15-2014 against Incarnate World (photo: Jesse Drohen)

The Texas Women’s Soccer team beat University of Hawaii 2-1 on Aug. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Outrigger Resorts Shootout. The finished the tournament with a 1-0-1 record for the season.

Senior defender, Whitney Jaynes scored the winning unassisted goal in the 73rd minute, taking the lead 2-1 in the second half.

Krystal Pascua scored the first goal for Hawaii in the 4th minute of the first half. Texas junior midfielder Lindsey Meyer put the ball in the box and sophomore midfielder Julia Dyche scored the goal from 12 yards away, evening the game. This was Dyche’s first goal of the year and second in her college career.

Jaynes’ winning goal was her first goal of the year and second in her career. She scored the goal 18 yards out from outside the 18-yard box in the upper right part of the net.

Junior goalkeeper Abby Smith played the entire 90 minutes for Texas and had two saves. The Horns had an advantage 7-3 shots and 6-3 in corner kicks. Both teams tied even with shots at 8-8. In the second half, Texas had a 6-2 margin in shots and a 5-2 margin in corner kicks.

On Aug. 22 Texas and Arizona State University tied 2-2 in Texas’ first match of the tournament.

Junior goalkeeper Abby Smith scored a 45-yard out goal on a free kick in the first half at the 25th minute.

Freshman forward scored the second goal during the first half at the 44th minute. The Arizona State Sun Devils tied the Horns during the second half at the 62nd minute. Sun Devil, McKenzie Berryhill scored on a header from Lucy Lara. Berryhill scored the second goal during the second half from a penalty kick. Neither team had an answer to take the lead and win the game.

The Texas Longhorns have their season opener on Fri. Aug. 29 at Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field against Arkansas. The game will start at 7:30 p.m.

On Sun. Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. Texas will face Nevada at Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field against Nevada. Both games will be televised by The Longhorn Network.

Jessica Burrola is an Austinite, born and raised. She recently became an intern and writer for Horns Illustrated. She has been following college and NFL football for the past five years. She loves Texas BBQ, Amy's Ice Cream and spending time with family, friends and her family dog, Mikey. Follow Jessica on Twitter: @JessBurrola