Texas soccer advances on penalty kick in Big 12 tourney

Daniel Clay

Texas soccer entered Wednesday’s game against No. 10 Texas Tech needing a win to keep their waning Big 12 and NCAA tournament hopes alive. The game will go down as a 1-1 draw, but the Longhorns advanced on penalties to keep their postseason hopes alive.

The Longhorns got on the board first with 10:12 left to play in the first half thanks to a goal by junior midfielder Chantale Campbell, but the two Texas teams went into overtime knotted up at one goal apiece.

The Longhorns outshot the Red Raiders 8-1 during the two 10-minute sudden-death overtime periods, but none of those shots found the back of the net, forcing the game to be decided on penalty kicks.

The winner came in the seventh round of penalties when senior midfielder Sharis Lachapelle’s goal was followed up by a Texas Tech chance that smashed off the crossbar.

The Longhorns next challenge will come in the semifinal match Friday at 5:30 p.m. against the top-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers.