UHV men pick up first victory

SEGUIN – Four different players scored Thursday as the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars men’s soccer team collected its first victory with a 4-0 decision over the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs.

Originally scheduled for Victoria, the game had to be moved to Seguin due to unplayable conditions with a wet field.

Stiven Ospina (Victoria) scored one goal and had two assists and Andrew Perez (Corpus Christi) added a goal and an assist to lead the UHV offensive attack.

The Jaguars (1-2) wasted little time in getting on the board as Ryan Hastie (England) blasted in a shot from 12 yards out on a cross from Perez on the left side at the 1:15 mark.

Tony Garcia (Portland) scored off a header from eight yards out off an assist from Ospina in the 34th minute as the Jaguars took a 2-0 lead into the half.

Ospina fired in a shot off an assist from Abel Farias (Edinburg) late in the 66th minute and Perez added the icing with a header into the left corner off an assist from Ospina in the 79th minute.

“The guys went out determined from the start and played a really good game,” UHV head soccer coach Adrian Rigby said.

Seth Prochaska (Inez) was in goal for the Jaguars’ first shutout.

The UHV soccer teams jump back into action Sunday in Kerrville against Schreiner University. The women’s game is at 2 p.m. and the men’s at 4 p.m.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow