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Junior Juliana Libertin had two goals and two assists in the win over UTSA.
SAN ANTONIO –
The University of Dayton bounced back from its 3-2 overtime loss to the Texas Longhorns Friday with a resounding 5-1 victory over University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) Sunday.
“It took a while to get over that Texas game,” said UD Head Coach Mike Tucker. “We were still thinking about it Saturday, but we got it back together. They were pumped to get out here and redeem themselves.
“We put a ton of pressure on them (UTSA) and didn’t let them get any connecting passes. We scored three in the half but our finishing was poor,” added Tucker. “We let down a bit in the second half but still had some great chances. We could have scored eight or nine goals. We’re starting to get a lot of varied attack going.”
Junior Juliana Libertin led the Flyers (1-1) with two goals and two assists in the win over the Roadrunners (0-2). She tallied 11 shots, including six shots on goal.
Senior Colleen Williams, sophomore Kelsey Smigel and freshman Ashley Campbell also each scored a goal for UD.
Senior Alysha Mallon dished two assists, while Williams, junior Steph Emery, freshman Katie Krejsa were each credited with assists.
Libertin got UD on the board early with a score in the 4th minute with an assist from Mallon. Williams struck next in the 20th minute to tally the 43rd goal of her career.
Two freshmen combined for the third score of the match in the 38th minute. Krejsa notched her first collegiate assist when Campbell finished off her pass to the back of the net, and picking up her first collegiate goal.
The Flyers went up 4-0 in the 54th minute on another Libertin goal, her third of the season and 15th of her career.
Smigel scored about three minutes later to get her first goal of the season and give the Flyers a 5-0 lead.
UD allowed the lone UTSA goal in the 63rd minute.
The Flyers outshot UTSA 27-12 and had nine corner kicks to the Roadrunners’ three. Dayton was had eight offside calls and UTSA had none.
Dayton hosts No. 23 Boston University this Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in the NSCAA College Game of the Week on FOX Soccer. Admission to the match is free. The first 1,000 fans will receive Dayton white rally towels and the first 250 fans will receive the official 2012 Dayton Fall schedule poster. Flyer fans are asked to wear white to help create a great crowd atmosphere at Baujan Field.