Miguianne Boldrin had a goal and an assist
SAN ANTONIO – The Wiley College women's soccer team made history Thursday. For the first time since the program was established in 2012, the Lady Wildcats left the field victorious against Our Lady of the Lake, 3-2 in a Red River Athletic Conference game Thursday.
The victory is Wiley College's fifth straight – which breaks a program record set in 2016 and ties its longest unbeaten streak – also set in 2016. The Lady Wildcats (5-2, 3-0 in RRAC) extend their best start in conference play.
"It was a hard-fought game," head coach Alexandra Neumann said. "Everyone is ecstatic. We need to keep pushing."
In the six previous meetings, Wiley College scored one goal. It surpassed that total in the first 25 minutes of the game. Mayara Tyszka (SO/Maternidade de Rio Negro, Braz) started the scoring with a header off Miguianne Boldrin (SO/Brazil)'s corner kick in the seventh minute. It was Tyszka's second goal of the season and Boldrin's third assist. The Lady Saints tied the game five and one-half minutes later. Wiley College responded as Kayla Taylor (SR/Santa Flora, Trinidad and Toba) dished to Boldrin, who regain the Lady Wildcats' lead with her third goal of the season in the 25th minute.
In the 70th minute, Taylor found Shenelle Henry (SR/Trinidad & Tobago) – who tallied her second goal of the season – increasing the Lady Wildcats advantage to two. Taylor's two assists give her 10 points on the season. The Lady Wildcats out-shot Our Lady of the Lake 12-11. Both teams had six shots on goal. Wiley College was awarded three corner kicks.
"We're finally not relying on one player to finish all the time," Neumann said. "We have multiple scoring threats and we are using them. I think it comes from a confidence to take the shot – which we struggled with at the beginning of the season."
Keri Myers (SR/Carapichaima, Trinidad & Tobag) stopped four of six shots to improve to 4-1. She helped defend against four corner kicks by the Lady Saints. There were a total of 16 fouls. One player from each team was issued a yellow card.
Wiley College will travel to Austin, Texas, Saturday to face Huston-Tillotson University at 1 p.m.. The Lady Rams suffered a 7-1 loss to Texas A&M-Texarkana.