The UT Tyler vs. Texas A&M-Commerce women’s soccer game is now scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday in Commerce, school officials announced.

The change was prompted by the forecast of rainstorms late Thursday afternoon.

The Patriots are 3-5 overall and 1-3 in Lone Star Conference play, while the Lions are 5-3-1 and 2-2 in LSC.

The Patriot women’s team returns home Oct. 17 to face Dallas Baptist University (5 p.m. start) and Oct. 19 vs. Texas Woman’s University (2:30 p.m. start) at Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex on the UT Tyler campus.

MEN’S SOCCER

The UT Tyler men’s team (5-1-2, 1-0-2) is on the road for two straight matches — 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Midwestern State in Wichita Falls and 2:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Oklahoma Christian in Oklahoma City.

The Patriots are unbeaten since their season opening loss at Mississippi College. In LSC, they defeated Dallas Baptist 2-1 in overtime in Dallas on Sept. 28 and have tied West Texas A&M (1-1) and Eastern New Mexico (0-0), both in Tyler.

Against DBU, Ramiro Alvarez (junior, Córdoba, Argentina) scored the game-winner on an assist by Steven Chavez (senior, Arlington). Sergio Sola (freshman, Aranda de Duero, Spain) tied the game at 1-1 in the first half off an assist from Dario Rossell (freshman, Madrid, Spain). Abraham Garcia scored the goal for DBU off an Zaiden Kethavong. Parker O’Quinn, a senior from Forney, was in goal for the Patriots and had six saves.

Against West Texas A&M, Wichita Falls freshman Travis Collins (assist by Alvarez) tied the game at 1-1 in the second half. Stefan Andjelic scored for the Buffaloes. The assist was by Lucca Lima.

O’Quinn was in goal for the Patriots, making 11 saves in the contest on Oct. 3.

In the tie with Eastern New Mexico, O’Quinn had 11 saves again.

The Patriots return home on Oct. 19 to face St. Mary’s in a 5 p.m. contest.

VOLLEYBALL

The UT Tyler volleyball squad is 7-7 on the season and 2-4 in the Lone Star Conference.

The Patriots scored a 3-1 victory over Lubbock Christian on Friday in Tyler. UT Tyler won 23-25, 25-23, 25-13, 25-15.

Kylee Becker, a freshman from Liberty Hill who attended Hutto High School, had a season-high 20 kills for the Patriots and Arlington sophomore Christina Escamilla (11 kills) and Richmond sophomore Hannah Callison (10 kills) joined her in double figures. Defensively, UT Tyler posted 11 blocks, led by six blocks from Hattie Murray (sophomore, Krum), and Savannah Guzman (sophomore, San Antonio) led a quartet of Patriots in double figures in digs with 21.

The Patriots fell to powerhouse Angelo State (15-1, 7-0) on Saturday 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-19).

Callison led the Patriots in kills with eight, and three players reached double-digits in digs as Becker finished with a team-high 16 digs, followed by Gracie Sutherland (freshman, Allen, Lucas Lovejoy HS) and Guzman with 10 each.

The Patriots are on the road to meet Arkansas-Fort Smith at 6 p.m. Friday in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Cameron at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lawton, Oklahoma.

UT Tyler returns to the Herrington Patriot center for matches Oct. 18 (6 p.m. vs. Midwestern State) and Oct. 19 (Texas Woman’s University, 2 p.m.).

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