Jaguars' win streak snapped by Southwest
Oct. 7, 2017 at 9:36 p.m.
Updated Oct. 7, 2017 at 9:44 p.m.
UHV forward Espen Hansen and the Jaguars huddled as a team after losing a 2-1 decision to the University of the Southwest in a Red River Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon at The Cage.
The loss snapped the Jaguars four-game winning streak, along with their three-game conference winning streak.
The talk in the huddle was needed after a tough loss.
"Well we were just talking about how we can improve for next week," Espen said. "We played half that game thinking that we won it. We have to play the whole 90 minutes of the game."
UHV head coach Adrian Rigby knows that the Jaguars will have to finish games in order to win this season.
"I just told them that I was disappointed in the loss," Rigby said. "I thought we had a lot of chances to score and when you score early it makes it easier for us. We have to learn from our mistakes and learn how to finish games."
Hansen scored the Jaguars' lone goal in the first half with 5:02 into the game, giving UHV a 1-0 lead at halftime.
UHV (5-2,3-1) had eight shots on goals in the game.
The Jaguars attacked the Mustangs' net in the second half, but were unable to score.
"We just have to put away our chances," Hansen said. "We dominated that team for about 70 minutes and we should have put them away."
"That's the game sometimes," added Rigby. "Sometimes they all go in and they don't. It wasn't for the lack of effort. We just have to learn how to finish."
The Mustangs (5-3-1, 2-1) scored both of their goals in the second half.
Trevor Stovall hit the equalizer at the 68:07 mark in the second half.
Stovall scored his second goal at the 85:01 mark to seal the win.
Goalkeeper Pelemon Plancarte gave up the two goals.
"I believe everyone started getting tired and we got too confident," Plancarte said. "They were really pushing in that second half and wanted it more than us. We will learn from this and get better."
The Jaguars played two home games this week and said it felt great to play in front of their fellow classmates.
"It's nice to be home," Hansen said. "We have a lot of friends and family that come out to watch us. We have been traveling a lot for our games, but it was nice to just play on campus again."
The Jaguars play on Thursday at Texas College in a non-conference matchup.
"We have to be mentally locked in for our next game, keep our heads up high and finish on our chances to score."
Lady Mustangs shut out Jaguars
The Jaguars were shutout by the Lady Mustangs 2-0 Saturday afternoon at The Cage.
The Jaguars had a total of eight shots and four shots on the goal.
UHV goalkeeper Amanda Bautista had six saves.
Namoi Morales and Alyssa Mayhew scored for the Lady Mustangs.