Texas takes down Hawaii 2-1

Nick Castillo

Texas women’s soccer scored a late goal Monday night, securing a 2-1 victory against Hawaii at Waipi’o Peninsula Stadium in the Outrigger Resorts Shootout.

Texas fell behind early as Hawaii’s senior midfielder Krystal Pascua opened up the game with a goal in the fifth minute.

But the Rainbow Wahine’s lead didn’t last long as Longhorn junior midfielder Lindsey Meyer scored the equalizer in the 22nd minute.

After Meyer’s goal, the game stayed even through the rest of the first half. The Longhorns were finally able to break through in the 73rd minute when senior defender Whitney Jaynes scored an unassisted goal to give Texas a 2-1 lead. This was Jaynes’ first goal of the season and her second career goal.

Hawaii was unable to find the back of the net in the waning minutes, and Texas won its first game of the season and improved to 1-0-1 to start the year.

Four Longhorns were named to the Outrigger Resorts Shootout All-Tournament team: senior defender Brooke Gilbert, senior midfielder Sharis Lachappelle, junior midfielder Lindsey Meyer and junior goalkeeper Abby Smith.

Texas will play the Arkansas Razorbacks in its home opener Friday at 7:30 p.m.