SHERMAN, Texas – The Austin College women's soccer team dropped its 2017 home opener, as LeTourneau punched in a penalty kick early in the second half and that would prove to be the difference in a 1-0 match. Austin College is now 1-3 this season with the loss.
Neither team was able to muster much offense early, taking a defensive battle into halftime with no score on the board. The Yellow Jackets held an 11-2 shot advantage in the opening half. LeTourneau would break the scoreless tie less than two minutes into the second half, however, as the Jackets drew a penalty kick at the 46:21 mark.
After Maya Erwin saved the initial penalty kick attempt by Kelli Sonnier, the official ruled that she had left the line early and granted LeTourneau a second opportunity. Sonnier made the most of it, putting the ball in the upper right for what would prove to be the only tally of the match.