Women’s soccer falls to Middle Tennessee


Nina Titovets

UTEP women's soccer player Vic Bohdan lunges forward after stealing away the ball from Middle Tennessee.

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor

The UTEP women’s soccer team dropped their fourth straight game on Sunday night in a 3-1 loss to Middle Tennessee at University Field.

The Blue Raiders (7-7, 4-3 C-USA) received first-half goals from Taylor Hatch (5’) and Sam DeBien (19’) to put the Miners (6-10, 2-5 C-USA) in a 2-0 halftime deficit before Crenshaw got the home side on the board midway through the second half. UTEP was unable to find the equalizer, though, with Middle Tennessee tacking on a goal with six seconds to play in the game from Peyton DePriest (90’)

UTEP outshot Middle Tennessee 22-12 and held a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks. Alyssa Palacios registered a season low one save in the match while allowing a season high three goals in the loss. Blue Raider goalkeeper Sydney Chalcraft turned away seven chances.

“It’s hard to beat a conference team when you put yourself in a hole like that,” UTEP head coach Kevin Cross said in a press release. “I thought we had the better run of play and the more chances. It seemed like a few of those were going to go in and they didn’t go in.”

UTEP will look to get back on track when it battles Marshall on “Senior Night” at 7 p.m. MT Thursday.