UTSA women’s soccer falls to South Florida in final home match

Roadrunners senior Deja Sandoval, a fifth-year defender, set a school record with 86 career games played. South Florida beat UTSA 1-0 in women's soccer on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, at Park West. - photo by Joe Alexander
Roadrunners senior Deja Sandoval, a fifth-year defender, set a school record with 86 career games played.
South Florida’s Madison Schwartzenberger scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over UTSA on Sunday in American Conference women’s soccer action at UTSA Park West.

South Florida held UTSA without a shot on goal. The Bulls had four shots on goal – with UTSA’s Jasmine Kessler making three saves.

UTSA is 6-7-4 overall and 1-4-3 in conference. The Roadrunners close out the regular season on the road Thursday against Rice.

UTSA women’s soccer ties FAU on Senior Night

UTSA's Jordan Walker (5) had two shots on goal. UTSA women's soccer tied Florida Atlantic 0-0 on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at UTSA Park West. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA’s Jordan Walker (5) had two shots on goal.
UTSA finished in a 0-0 tie with Florida Atlantic in Thursday’s women’s soccer Senior Night match at Park West.

The Roadrunners outshot FAU 19-3 for the game with Owls goalkeeper Lexif Gonzalez being forced to make 11 saves. Jasmine Kessler had two saves for UTSA.

UTSA’s Jordan Walker, Maci Geltmeier and Tyler Coker each had two shots on goal.

The Roadrunners play their final home match of the season on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. against South Florida. UTSA concludes the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Rice.

North Texas shuts out UTSA soccer

UTSA held North Texas scoreless in the second half. UTSA women's soccer lost to North Texas 2-0 on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at UTSA Park West. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA held North Texas scoreless in the second half.
The UTSA women’s soccer team took 11 shots but never put the ball in the net in a 2-0 loss to North Texas on Thursday at UTSA Park West.

North Texas goalkeeper Maddie Ogden had three saves. UTSA’s Jasmine Keller had two.

Jordan Walker, Deja Sandoval and Alissa Stewart had the Roadrunners’ three attempts on goal that were stopped by Ogden.

UTSA plays its next three matches on the road against SMU, UAB and Temple before returning to Park West to play Florida Atlantic on Thursday, Oct. 19, and South Florida on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Missions’ season ends with loss to Sod Poodles

Connor Hollis was the only player from the San Antonio Missions' opening day starting lineup on April 6 who was also in the starting lineup in their final game on Friday night at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Connor Hollis was the only player from the San Antonio Missions’ opening day starting lineup on April 6 who was also in the starting lineup in their final game on Friday night at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Missions lost to the Amarillo Sod Poodles 6-3 on Friday at Wolff Stadium in the deciding game of the Texas League South playoffs.

Amarillo piled up 11 hits including five for extra bases.

The Sod Poodles scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 4-1 lead and the Missions never caught up.

Amarillo will play the Arkansas Travelers in the best-of-three Texas League Championship series beginning Sunday. Arkansas clinched its North playoff series with a 14-1 victory over Springfield.

Missions fall to Sod Poodles; Game 3 to decide playoff series

The Missions and Sod Poodles stand on the field for the National Anthem before Thursday's playoff game. The San Antonio Missions lost to the Amarillo Sod Poodles 7-4 on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, in Game 2 of the Texas League playoffs at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Missions and Sod Poodles stand on the field for the National Anthem before Thursday’s playoff game.
The Amarillo Sod Poodles beat the San Antonio Missions 7-4 in Game 2 of their Texas League playoff series on Thursday night at Wolff Stadium.

The best-of-three South Division series will be settled in Game 3 on Friday night at Wolff Stadium.

The winner of the series will play the winner of the North Division playoffs in another best-of-three series beginning Sunday to decide the 2023 Texas League champions.

Late homers by Graham Pauley, Nathan Martorella carry Missions past Cardinals

Graham Pauley hits a home run in the eighth inning to give the Missions a 6-5 lead. The San Antonio Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 7-6 on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Graham Pauley hits a home run in the eighth inning to give the Missions a 6-5 lead.
The San Antonio Missions hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to escape with a 7-6 victory over the Springfield Cardinals on Saturday at Wolff Stadium.

Graham Pauley’s third hit of the night was a solo home run that put the Missions in front 6-5 in the bottom of the eighth. Nathan Martorella followed with another homer, giving the Missions a 7-5 lead and an insurance run they would need.

The Cardinals scored a run in the ninth to make it closer.

The Missions scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead. Springfield bounced back with a run in the top of the eighth to tie it 5-5.

The Missions’ seventh-inning rally included a two-run homer by Michael De La Cruz and an RBI sacrifice bunt by Ripken Reyes that scored Cole Cummings.

San Antonio starting pitcher Jairo Iriarte didn’t get a decision but had a solid outing. He went five innings and allowed three runs, three hits, two walks and struck out nine batters.

Jason Blanchard pitched two innings in relief, Lake Bachar worked the eighth inning and got the win and Efrain Contreras handled the ninth inning to pick up his fourth save.

Nathan Martorella celebrates his eighth-inning home run that gave the Missions a 7-5 lead. The San Antonio Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 7-6 on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Nathan Martorella celebrates his eighth-inning home run that gave the Missions a 7-5 lead.

Missions edge Cardinals after manager Luke Montz ejected

Missions starting pitcher Adam Mazur earned the win. The San Antonio Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 3-2 on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Missions starting pitcher Adam Mazur earned the win.
San Antonio starting pitcher Adam Mazur went five innings and gave up only one unearned run as the Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 3-2 on Friday night at Wolff Stadium.

Mazur (2-3) allowed five hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

Daniel Camarena pitched the ninth inning to earn his third save.

Missions manager Luke Montz was ejected while arguing a call in the top of the third inning.

Ripken Reyes, Nathan Martorella and Michael De La Cruz all had RBI hits for the Missions. Connor Hollis had two hits and scored twice and Graham Pauley had two hits and scored a run.

Missions manager Luke Montz was tossed in the third inning. The San Antonio Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 3-2 on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Missions manager Luke Montz was tossed in the third inning.

Graham Pauley, Cole Cummings homer in Missions’ win over Cardinals

Missions starter Robby Snelling pitched five innings and got the win. The San Antonio Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 4-3 on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Missions starter Robby Snelling pitched five innings and got the win.
Graham Pauley hit his second home run since joining the San Antonio Missions and Cole Cummings hit his 11th.

The two long balls on a rare night when the wind was blowing out of Wolff Stadium helped carry the Missions to a 4-3 victory over the Springfield Cardinals on Tuesday.

Pauley’s solo shot in the first inning put the Missions in front 1-0. San Antonio scored twice in the fourth inning to go up 3-1. Cummings’ solo homer in the sixth extended the lead to 4-1.

Missions starting pitcher Robby Snelling (2-0) got the win. The 19-year-old left-hander went five innings and allowed one run on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Daniel Camarena earned his second save of the season by retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth inning.

Homer Bush Jr., playing in his first game at Wolff Stadium since joining the Missions, had two hits and an RBI.

Graham Pauley hit a first-inning home run. The San Antonio Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 4-3 on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Graham Pauley hit a first-inning home run

Cole Cummings hit his 11th home run of the season. The San Antonio Missions beat the Springfield Cardinals 4-3 on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Cole Cummings hit his 11th home run of the season.

UTSA women’s soccer blanks Texas State on Sophie Morrin’s goal

Sophie Morrin had the only goal, Deja Sandoval and Olivia Alvarez both had an assist and Mia Krusinski had five saves as the UTSA women's soccer team beat Texas State 5-0 on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at UTSA Park West.
UTSA’s Sophie Morrin scored the only goal against Texas State.
Sophie Morrin had the only goal, Deja Sandoval and Olivia Alvarez both had an assist and Mia Krusinski had five saves as the UTSA women’s soccer team beat Texas State 5-0 on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at UTSA Park West.

Sophie Morrin had the only goal, Deja Sandoval and Olivia Alvarez both had an assist and Mia Krusinski had five saves as the UTSA women's soccer team beat Texas State 5-0 on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at UTSA Park West. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA goalkeeper Mia Krusinski held Texas State scoreless.

Sophie Morrin had the only goal, Deja Sandoval and Olivia Alvarez both had an assist and Mia Krusinski had five saves as the UTSA women's soccer team beat Texas State 5-0 on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at UTSA Park West. - photo by Joe Alexander
Deja Sandoval had an assist on UTSA’s goal.
Sophie Morrin had the only goal, Deja Sandoval and Olivia Alvarez both had an assist and Mia Krusinski had five saves as the UTSA women's soccer team beat Texas State 5-0 on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at UTSA Park West. - photo by Joe Alexander
Olivia Alvarez had an assist on UTSA’s goal.

Graham Pauley’s walk-off hit gives Missions a 10-inning win over Sod Poodles

Graham Pauley (top left) celebrates with his teammates after he hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to drive in Ripken Reyes with the winning run in the San Antonio Missions' 6-5 victory over the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Graham Pauley (top left) celebrates with his teammates after he hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning.
For the second time in five days the San Antonio Missions got a walk-off hit from one of their newest players.

Saturday night it was Graham Pauley, who was promoted to the Missions from Class A Fort Wayne on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old left-handed hitter went to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning with the score tied 5-5 and Ripken Reyes on second base. Pauley hit a single to center to bring in Reyes and end the game, 6-5.

On Tuesday night it was 17-year-old Ethan Salas who had the game-winning hit in his Double-A debut. Pauley and Salas were teammates in Fort Wayne before they moved up to San Antonio on the same day.

Graham Pauley hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to drive in Ripken Reyes with the winning run in the San Antonio Missions' 6-5 victory over the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Graham Pauley hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Ripken Reyes heads home with the winning run on a walk-off single by Graham Pauley (top right) in the 10th inning of the San Antonio Missions' 6-5 victory over the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander.
Ripken Reyes heads home with the winning run on a walk-off single by Graham Pauley (top right) in the 10th inning.