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Week 7 Roundup in the UWS Southwest

By UWS News, Monday, June 25, 2018

ASA El Paso 1, Houston Aces 7

Saturday, June 23 - El Paso, TX - The Houston Aces took to the road in Week VII and continued to fill the back of the net with goals as they scored four goals in each half to defeat ASA El Paso 8-1. Gisela Arrieta became the third different Aces player to score a hat trick this season as she netted goals in the fourth, 16th and 38th minute to put the game out of reach, giving her now seven goals on the season.

Week VI UWS Offensive Player of the Week Julie Gavorski came on as a second half sub and after scoring a hat trick last week against FC Austin Elite, she scored goals in the 76th and 80th minute, the latter being from the penalty spot, to up her season total to seven as well. Paige Hayward and Tatiana Ariza also got their name of the scoresheet as well for the Aces. But for the first time in 2018, somebody broke through the Aces’ defense and found the back of the net and ASA El Paso’s Lauren Marenco was slipped in on a counter attack and beat Houston’s goalkeeper Michelle Rich, tallying her first goal of the season. But the night belonged the Aces as they will play a two-match weekend next week with the possibility of clinching the Southwest Conference title.

FC Austin Elite 2, HAR FC 1

Friday, June 22 - Round Rock, TX - FC Austin Elite were hoping to stop a two-match losing streak and get their weekend off to a good start against HAR FC. FCA’s team-leading goal scorer Christina Arteaga netted her fourth goal of the season in the 16th minute to give the hosts an early advantage. That lead was doubled just six minutes after the halftime whistle when Carina Baltrip-Reyes scored her first goal of the season, giving her team some needed insurance. After being held scoreless for five-straight halves, HAR FC ended that streak when Sabrina Munguia trimmed the teams’ deficit to one in the 53rd minute, giving Munguia now three goals on the season. But it wasn’t enough, as FC Austin Elite didn’t allow any more looks for their opponents towards goal. Cailey Croson took the loss for HAR FC in goal despite making seven saves while the duo of Katrina Buck and Paige Wallace combined to earn the victory, with Buck making the only save of the night.