SAN ANTONIO - The No. 9 UT Tyler women's soccer team saw the winningest season in school history come to an end Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championships as they lost in a shootout to No. 2 Trinity University at Pat McGinlay Field.
It was the second straight year that the Patriots lost to the Tigers in the first round. The only difference this year was that the teams battled to a 1-1 tie after 110 minutes of regulation and overtime.
The Patriots finished the season 17-1-2, the most wins (and fewest losses) in school history. Trinity advanced to face Hardin-Simmons in the second round.
The Patriots tied the game on a goal by Morgan Monzingo in the 34th minute after Julia Camp scored the first goal of the game at 28:58 for Trinity. Neither team would score again and the game went to penalty kicks to decide who would advance.
The Tigers made their first three before Hanna Fischer came up with a big stop to square things at 3-3 with Nikki Gordon, Brittany Matthews and Meagan Stewart making their kicks. A miss though on the next UT Tyler attempt set up Trinity's Meredith Licata, who made the game-clinching goal to end the Patriots' season.
The game was similar to the regular-season meeting between the two teams. After an early goal by Trinity, the Patriots tied the game and it ended in a tie.
Monzingo's goal was her 16th of the season. UT Tyler finished the game with seven shots on goal with Chestley Strother having three and Monzingo having two. Gordon and Kathleen Johnson each added one while Hanna Fischer had eight saves in goal after coming in for Emily Hurley who was injured when Camp scored Trinity's only goal in regulation.