LORMAN, Miss. – Texas Southern soccer returned home with a smile on its face as they won a 1-0 nail biter at Alcorn State thanks to a late goal from Mia Ontiveros.
The TSU offense was aggressive early as Ontiveros got the ball rolling with the team’s first shot attempt of the game in the 27th minute. Fellow teammates, Johana Anaya and Camile Robinson also had with shot attempts shortly before the first half ended.
The pace of the contest picked up in the second half with shots from both teams as Texas Southern had 11 shot attempts compared to Alcorn State’s nine. TSU had three attempts at the goal within the first three minutes of the half as Crisely Pavon was the aggressor throughout the entire half with six attempts. After an TSU offsides, the Tigers rebounded quickly and came through in the clutch as Mia Ontiveros delivered the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute which was assisted by Stephanie Robles. Both teams went down to the wire with shots but TSU goalie Oriana Palacios and the TSU defense came through when it mattered as they held off ASU’s late charge.
Pavon led the way with six shots and three shots on goal followed by four shots on goal from Ontiveros. Carissa Reece added three shots in the contest.
The Lady Tigers can unpack their bags and settle back down as the home portion of their schedule begins on Friday, March 19. TSU will face Jackson State at the Houston Sports Park that night at 7 p.m. due to preparations surrounding the 69th TSU Relays at Durley Stadium. The facility is located at 12131 Kirby Dr. in south Houston directly off Highway 288 South. On Sunday, March 21, the team is back on campus against Southern at 1 p.m.