- Cleveland State played its first-ever match against a school from the state of Texas
- Freshman McKenna Donahue led the Vikings with three shots
- Keeper Stevie Holbrook made three saves in goal
- UTSA outshot the Vikings 18-7
SAN ANTONIO -- Playing its first-ever match against a school from the state of Texas, Cleveland State fell to host UTSA 3-0 in the Vikings opening match of the UTSA Tournament on Friday at the Parks West Athletic Complex.
The Vikings, who dropped to 2-2-1 on the season, had three shots and five corner kicks in the opening period, but were unable to get one past UTSA keeper Sophie Milich.
UTSA, which raised its record to 3-1 on the year, jumped out to a 1-0 lead with 31:49 to play in the opening period when Ellis Patterson converted a pass from Isa Hernandez into the first goal of the match.
The Roadrunners pushed the lead to 2-0 with 18:09 to play in the opening period when Hernandez found the back of the net.
UTSA scored the final goal of the match at the 31:30 mark of the second period off the foot of Lexi Bolton.
Elena Gutlove and McKenna Donahue presented the Vikings with their best opportunities to score. Gutlove took a free kick late in the first period that was on target, but Milich made a sparkling save. Donahue had a pair of chances from the wing and sailed each just wide.
Cleveland State returns to action on Sunday (Sept. 8) when it faces Rice at 12 p.m. at the Parks West Athletic Complex.