Coming off a grueling double-overtime tie against South Florida, Texas soccer heads on its first road trip of the season to Oregon this weekend. There, the Longhorns will face Oregon State on Friday and Oregon on Sunday.
Texas is 1-0-1 so far on the season, beating Georgia in the opener 2-0 and tying South Florida last week. The Longhorns have outshot their opponents 35-14, managing an 18-9 shots-on-goal advantage.
Oregon State has yet to win a game this season, falling to Florida 3-1 and Florida State 1-0. Oregon started its season off strong with a 3-0 win against Portland State, but lost to No. 15 Portland, 2-1 in overtime on Aug. 25.
In Texas’ latest outing, scoring was hard to come by. The Longhorns put up only one shot on goal in the first half, and the team’s lone goal came from Smith in the second half. Smith scored her first career goal on a free kick from 50 yards away to put Texas ahead, but South Florida equalized five minutes later. The game went into two goal-less 15-minute overtimes, resulting in the tie.
In Oregon, the team will be led by junior Sharis Lachappelle, who recorded one assist and 10 total shots in the team’s first two games, three of them on goal. Lachappelle had a career-high six shots against South Florida.
Sophomore midfielder Lindsey Meyer, who has been productive so far with both a goal and an assist against Georgia, will also look to capitalize on chances this weekend.