'Roo Women's Soccer Falls in Season Opener

'Roo Women's Soccer Falls in Season Opener

The Austin College women's soccer team fell 2-0 to visiting Fontbonne University on Sunday afternoon in the team's season opener, surrendering two goals in the second half in the loss. The 'Roos are now 0-1 on the year.

Neither team was able to get much going offensively early on, taking a scoreless game into halftime. It was not until the 51st minute of action that either team got on the board, when Fontbonne's Kayla Thorpe put a pass of Jessica Brock away for what would turn out to be the game winner. The Griffins added another tally in the 71st minute when Paige Pfankuch blasted in a shot from nearly 45 yards away to make it a 2-0 final. 

Fontbonne owned an 11-9 shot advantage, though the 'Roos owned a 3-2 advantage in shots on goal in the game. Austin College will be looking to rebound on Tuesday when they host LeTourneau at 5:00 p.m.

Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

About Austin College

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges That Change Lives.