The Howard Payne Lady Jackets and Yellow Jackets both came up on the short end in their American Southwest Conference soccer openers Friday as UT-Dallas picked up a 3-1 women's victory and added a 3-0 men's triumph at Citizens National Bank Field.
In the Lady Jackets' (0-3, 0-1) loss, Katy Nix scored HPU's lone goal on an assist from Haley Clanahan 10:27 in the match, which evened the score. UT-Dallas grabbed a 1-0 lead at the 8:41 mark when Eboni Udenze scored on the back end of an assist from Kelli Wentworth.
UT-Dallas recorded the go-ahead goal with 3:53 left in the first half as Taylor Belcher scored off an assist from Taylor Maeker. The Lady Comets then tacked on an insurance goal 11:44 into the second half as Udenze found the net again with an assist from Maeker. Howard Payne finished with five shot attempts, including three on goal, while UT-Dallas attempted 14 shots with 10 on goal. Adrienne Walker recorded six saves for the Lady Jackets, while Lady Comets Macaire Ament and Brittany Best combined for two saves.
In the Yellow Jackets (2-2-1, 0-1) loss, Howard Payne finished with seven shot attempts, including three on goal — one each by Edgar Villa, Jacob Moore and Joseph Gardner.
UT-Dallas tallied 15 shots, with eight on goal, and scored two goals in the first half with a third coming in the final 45 minutes.
Bryan Shiba put the Comets on the board 22:32 into the contest on an unassisted goal, while Julian Torres scored on an assist from Travis White with 8:23 left before halftime. Shiba added his second unassisted goal 9:50 into the second half.
Ryan Young recorded three saves in goal for the Yellow Jackets, while UT-Dallas' Steven Nicknish notched a pair of saves.
Both the Lady Jackets and Yellow Jackets will be back in action at 2 p.m. today against Ozarks in another ASC doubleheader.