Game Grades – SHSU Soccer vs Incarnate Word

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Offense – A- : For the first time this season, Sam Houston State’s offense came out in full force. The Bearkats finished with 18 shots, nine of which were on target. They also made the most of set pieces with junior midfielder Mariah Titus and sophomore forward Ashley Alonzo connecting a corner followed by Alonzo burying a penalty kick.

Defense – B:  Junior goalkeeper Kylie Hambleton defended the goal after missing Friday’s loss to Abilene Christian. Her backline had a good showing but allowed the Cardinals to break the shutout. The two freshmen centerbacks, Caitlyn Schwartz and Ashley Long, were a wall for most of the match. Long gave up a penalty to the Incarnate Word, but the Cardinals were unable to convert the short.