UTRGV Men’s soccer falls to Dixie State for first loss of season

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EDINBURG (KVEO) – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros men’s soccer team, who is receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll, fell 1-0 to the Dixie State Trailblazers on Monday at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex. 

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It is the first loss of the season for the Vaqueros, who outshot the Trailblazers 14 to 8 and 8 to 5 on goal. Junior Jan Engels led the Vaqueros with three shots and two shots on goal.

After a scoreless first half, the Trailblazers got the lone goal of the game as Duncan McKenna found Matt Lockwood, who then took the shot and deflected it off of a defender and into the goal.

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Junior Trevor Schneider made four saves in the match while Dixie State goalie Jakob Moore made eight saves.

UTRGV will be back in action on April 9 when it hosts Incarnate Word at 12 p.m. at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex in the regular-season finale.

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A limited number of seats are available as UTRGV Athletics is capping capacity at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex at 150 fans.

Tickets are not required as admission is complimentary and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. UTRGV students are asked to sit in the designated student section.

The UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex have a capacity of 1,250 spectators. Limiting capacity to 150 allows for proper social distancing among fans, staff, and student-athletes.

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