UHV loses in overtime (VIDEO)
Video: UHV women's soccer player honored
For Vanessa Plasencia and Cassie Lane, Saturday was supposed to be a joyous celebration.
Both UHV seniors were honored at halftime during their first game in two weeks against Mary-Hardin Baylor (9-2).
However, the celebration didn't last long.
After 90 minutes of regulation wasn't enough, the game went into overtime.
It was in the first half of overtime that the Jaguars suffered the 1-0 defeat.
"I'm a little bit disappointed for the two seniors we have on our team. They have done a lot for our program," Jaguars coach Adrian Rigby said. "We looked very off today."
The Jaguars (5-7) had three shots on goal compared to the Crusaders, who had five.
Though disappointed about the loss, Plasencia reflected on her time as a Jaguar. She played all four years for the Jaguars and leads the team in most games played. With two home games left in the season, Plasencia hopes to enjoy her time in a Jaguars uniform.
"It's really special to be out here and play the sport I love," the Rosenberg native said. "It's bittersweet that it's my last year."
Lane, a Victoria native, joined the Jaguars after transferring from Our Lady of the Lake. She came to the Jaguars after her sophomore year.
"It's really like a family-oriented team," Lane said. "I've made a bunch of good friends here. We're pretty much a brand new team."
Rigby has enjoyed both players on the team through the ups and downs of the program's four-year history.
"They've left the program better than what it was," Rigby said.
UHV ends with second straight tie
Freshman Daniel Lozano provided two of the Jaguars four goals as they concluded with a 4-4 draw against UT-Brownsville.
After going the previous game without a score, the Jaguars (8-3-2) struck first Saturday.
"It was very important. It set the tempo," Lozano said. "We put pressure on them throughout the rest of the game."
The Jaguars went into the second half down one goal until they scored three goals in the second half.
It wasn't enough to put the Ocelots (10-2-1) away, though.
After junior Lewis Edwards received a red card in the 56th minute, the Jaguars scored their next two goals.
"The last couple of training sessions, we switched on, and they showed today by getting on the board early," Rigby said. "They're a very good team."
Though the Ocelots came into Saturday's game ranked sixth in the nation in the NAIA, the Jaguars were up to the challenge.
The Ocelots had 11 shots on goal while the Jaguars had 13.
"I'm proud of our guys and the effort they showed," Rigby said.