HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Allie Johnson scored a 56th-minute equalizer but the game was level for less than four minutes before UTSA’s Anissa Munson scored to seal a 2-1 win for the Roadrunners.
Sam Houston started sluggishly and gave up the opening goal from a corner kick in the 30th minute. SHSU goalkeeper Kylie Hambleton made an initial save before Kaytee O’Brien headed it into the back of the net.
The Bearkats were outshot 8-4 in the first half and were only able to force one save from the UTSA goalkeeper.
SHSU was better in the second half and Johnson’s goal came from a great cross by sophomore Jordan Jarzombeck on the right wing.
The Roadrunners made the Kats pay again from a set piece as Munson rose above the Kat defense to head a corner kick into the back of the net.
“I thought in the second half the team came out and competed better,” Kat head coach Tom Brown said. “We created a good working goal. We got a great cross and got a finish in. I liked that and I liked that we competed. We just seemed to be a step off here and there but I think those things will come in time.”
The Kats put just four shots on frame in the match but did have some good scoring opportunities late. In the final 10 minutes sophomore Maddy Panozzo had a strong shot flash just wide of the post and another dangerous cross go untouched across the face of goal.
UTSA picked up a pair of bookings in the game, with Lauren Hodgdon and Happy Orere-Amadu each earning yellow cards.
Sam Houston is now 0-2 on the season and will play Illinois State in College Station next Friday at 4 p.m. The Kats are back at Pritchett Field against Prairie View A&M Sunday at 6:30 p.m.