UHV to host RRAC women’s soccer playoff game

The University of Houston-Victoria women’s soccer team will host Huston-Tillotson University in a Red River Conference Quarter Final match Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Cage, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

The Jags took fourth place in the Conference after a 2-1 win over HTU this past Saturday. The loss dropped the Rams into fifth place. UHV finished the RRAC season with a 7-3-1 record (11-5-1 overall). The Rams dropped to 7-4 in conference play and 8-5 overall.

Saturday marks a return to the playoffs for UHV after missing the post-season last year. HTU is making its first RRAC quarter finals appearance since 2017. UHV enters the game on a 7-game unbeaten streak winning 6 times and tying once. The Jags are led by forward Estelle Flanagan’s team-leading 12 goals. The next goal Flanagan scores this season would put her into a three-way tie for most goals scored in a single season by a UHV Jaguar. The record of 13 goals in a season is currently shared by Sheilat Akapo and Emily Lupton.

UHV’s last post-season victory was against HTU back in 2015, a 2-0 win in the quarter finals.

The Jags lead the all-time series having won 8 times in 10 games.

The winner of Saturday’s match at The Cage advances to the RRAC Tournament Nov. 11-13 at Texarkana.

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