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LeTourneau soccer: Men, women fall to Texas Lutheran

Sept. 8, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.
Updated Sept. 8, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.


SOCCER WOMEN

TEXAS LUTHERAN 2, LETU 0: SEGUIN — A goal in each half was just enough to propel host Texas Lutheran to a 2-0 win over the LeTourneau University women's soccer team on Saturday afternoon in Seguin.

The YellowJackets (1-2) controlled the offensive side of the ledger with a 20-10 advantage in shots in the loss. LETU junior Stephanie Vana had eight shots including four on goal in the loss. The LaVerne, California native had an equalizer attempt hit the cross bar in the 62nd minute.

The Bulldogs (2-0) found the back of the net in the 37th minute when Marisol Ramos kicked in a corner kick from five yards out for a 1-0 lead. TLU added to its lead in the 78th minute when Sioned Kirkpatrick converted a corner kick for her second goal of the season.

Next, LeTourneau will face Centenary today in Shreveport with a 6 p.m. tilt.

MEN

TEXAS LUTHERAN 2, LETU 0: SEGUIN — The LeTourneau University men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to host Texas Lutheran on Saturday in Seguin.

The Bulldogs (3-0) scored twice in the first half en route to the win. TLU got on the board in the third minute when David Ching headed in a corner kick for the early lead. Then, they stretched the margin to 2-0 in the 32nd minute when Fabian Linares scored from 10 yards out just past the LETU goalkeeper into the right corner.

The YellowJackets (1-2) were out shot by a 26-11 margin in the loss. Four-different players had two shots including Chris Marquez, Noah Peters, Jake Alldredge and Jacob Ribbe. LETU junior goalkeeper Miguel Cabrera came off the bench to make two saves in the final 50:30 of the game.

Next, LeTourneau will face Centenary today in Shreveport with an 8 p.m. tilt.

CABRERA HONORED: LeTourneau University junior goalkeeper Miguel Cabrera was named the American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

The Longview native made eight saves and surrendered just one goal in 140:30 for the YellowJackets, who opened their season with a 1-2 mark. Cabrera picked up the win in a 2-1 decision over Schreiner on Friday, Sept. 4. He followed that up with scoreless play between the posts for the final 50:30 of the match against Texas Lutheran on Saturday, Sept. 5. Against the Bulldogs, he made a pair of saves after facing 15 shots.

In 2014, he was named first team all-American Southwest Conference after a strong first season at LeTourneau. He played and started 11 games, plus he led the ASC in save percentage (.869) and saves per game (9.64).

Cabrera and the YellowJackets are back in action on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. when they travel to face Centenary.

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