Gonzaga women’s soccer falls to Texas after leading by two goals

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SPOKANE, Wash. — A two-goal lead wasn’t enough to give the Gonzaga women’s soccer team a win on Sunday. The Zags fell to the Texas Longhorns 3-2 at Luger Field Sunday afternoon.

The Zags took an early lead to start the match thanks to a goal from Marissa Garcia in the third minute. Garcia scored her sixth career goal from a volley thanks to a cross from Giana Riley, her first collegiate assist.

Forward Erin Healey gave the Zags a 2-0 lead in the second half after chipping a shot over the Longhorn’s goalkeeper. Less than a minute later, the Longhorns cut the Zags’ lead in half thanks to Trinity Byars.

Texas would tie the game at two goals a piece in the 67th minute when Liz Worden kicked in a loose ball in the box.  The Longhorns would score the game-winner in the 74th minute from a goal from Emily Jane Cox.

GU keeper Lyza Bosselmann made two saves for the Zags.

The Bulldogs (1-2-2) will host Cal Poly on Thursday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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