The Texas College soccer teams hope eight is enough as they look to end a pair of lengthy losing skids today in a home soccer doubleheader against UT Brownsville.
The women’s match is scheduled for 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 p.m. on the Texas College athletic field.
The Steers (1-9, 0-4 in Red River Athletic Conference) and Lady Steers (1-9, 0-4) are both winless since victories in their second matches of the season.
Southwestern Assemblies of God swept Texas College in a pair of makeup matches Monday in Tyler, winning the men’s contest 4-1 and prevailing 2-1 in the women’s affair.
The UT Brownsville men are part of heated conference race, with only one game separating the top four teams. The Scorpions scored a 6-1 win over the Steers in 2011.
The UT Brownsville women, who defeated TC 6-0 in last year’s match, are one of four schools in a tie for first in conference at 3-0.
The Texas College volleyball team (3-14) plays at Dallas Christian on Friday in a non-conference tri-match. The Lady Steers are coming off a 3-0 road loss to top-ranked UT Brownsville (25-10, 25-5, 25-8) last Saturday. The loss dropped the TC spikers to 1-3 in the RRAC.
The Texas College football team, coming off its first win in two seasons, plays host to Oklahoma Panhandle State at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.
RRAC men’s soccer standings (Conference, Overall) — Our Lady of the Lake (4-0, 5-4-1), LSU-Shreveport (3-0-1, 7-2-1), Texas Wesleyan (3-1, 5-3-1), UT Brownsville (3-1, 4-3-3), Huston-Tillotson (2-0-2, 4-0-3), Northwood (2-1-1, 3-5-1), Southwest (2-2, 3-5-1), Southwestern Assemblies of God (1-3, 5-6), Wiley (1-3, 1-7), Bacone (1-3, 1-9), St. Thomas-Houston (0-4, 2-7), Texas College (0-4, 1-9).
RRAC women’s soccer standings (Conference, Overall) — Northwood (3-0, 7-3), LSU-Shreveport (3-0, 6-3), UT Brownsville (3-0, 5-3), Our Lady of the Lake (3-0, 5-4), Texas Wesleyan (2-2, 5-5-1), Southwest (2-2, 2-5-1), Bacone (2-2, 3-9), Southwestern Assemblies of God (1-3, 3-9), Huston-Tillotson (1-3, 1-10), Texas College (0-4, 1-9), Wiley (0-4, 0-7).
Thursday’s matches — UT Brownsville at Texas College; Wiley at Southwestern Assemblies of God; LSU-Shreveport at Southwest (N.M.); Our Lady of the Lake at Bacone; Northwood at Texas Wesleyan; Huston-Tillotson at St. Thomas-Houston.