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Game 3: Houston Aces Win Against San Antonio

By Houston Aces News, Sunday, June 2, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - Your Houston Aces took on a tough FC Austin Elite team on Saturday night at Houston Sports Park. A lone goal in the 29th minute by Jen LaPonte was enough for the Aces to top Austin for the win.

The Aces demonstrated great teamwork throughout the match. Natalia Ariza opened the scoring with a 20 meter free kick which shocked and silenced the crowd. Blair Lane made a statement shortly thereafter with a robust header from a corner kick. Tatiana Ariza and Lauren Hughes spearheaded an attack which netted three more goals. Tati score one and Lo scored two. The defense was anchored by Paige Haywood, Blair Lane, Shauna Peare and Reina Cruz. Alexis Espino and Gabby Lopez kept a clean sheet. Alexis stole a pass meant for a break-away. Gabby parried a strong free kick and stopped a penalty kick. The respective combined midfield throughout the match of Natalia Ariza, Tatiana Ariza, Candace Haney, Jen Le Ponte, Kelly Ann Smith, Rachel Owens Poppe, Gabriela Villagrand directed the offense and defense. Christina Vital supplied spark and pace up front.

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The Houston Aces take on the El Paso Surf on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Houston Sports Park. Come out and watch the action.