The Longhorns made the trek up Interstate 35 to take on SMU on Saturday night in a highly anticipated, LSA-North/South showdown that ended with SMU beating UT, 8-6, for the first time since 2009.
SMU took an early lead, 1-0, at the end of the first before the Texas offense exploded for 5 goals in 2nd frame. Texas would lead 5-4 going into halftime, and the game was knotted at 6 headed into the fourth. SMU added two goals in the final quarter while blanking the Longhorns for the win.
“We rallied in the second half. The defense kept us in the game limiting the Longhorns to only one goal after halftime. Our offense was able to find some good looks and finally capitalize against an aggressive defense.” Head Coach Karl Lynch
Senior goalie, Adam Connolly, put up 17 saves in the win with only 6 goals against. Offensively, William Morehead led all scorers with 3g, 1a, and Schuyler Grey IV added 2 goals of his own. Gerrick Cantrell (1,1), Nick Schultz (1g), and Thomas McMurray Garrot (1g) rounded out the scoring for the Mustangs.
At this point in the season, SMU is rolling and sitting at 3-0. The Mustangs are the clear favorite to win the LSA North this season and will make another deep run at the Lone Star Alliance title in April. The Mustangs are back at it this weekend in College Station when they take on another quality LSA-South opponent on Saturday against Texas A&M. After that, they head back to Dallas to play the University of Houston at home on Sunday.