Longhorns looking for two fast-paced wins this weekend

Daniel Clay

The Longhorns will follow up an undefeated homestand, which included a physical contest against ranked No. 22 Arkansas, with a road game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday at 7 p.m. and a nationally televised home game against Montana on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-1-1) is only in its second season of women’s soccer, but the team has shown it can compete with more established groups. The Islanders opened their season with a draw against Houston and recorded a shutout win against Texas Southern.

Montana (2-2) has already recorded two shutouts in road contests against Air Force and Gonzaga.

Head coach Angela Kelly looks for her team (2-0-2) to take the weekend’s games as opportunities to continue pressuring opponents like they did in last weekend’s 5-1 smothering of Nevada.

“We are fine-tuning each and every day what we do,” Kelly said. “We are going to expect to play a quicker tempo, a quicker rhythm, press higher up the field, play positively out of pressure, execute in each third of the field with precision and put the ball in the back of the net.”