Football Preview: Against the Incarnate Word [Exhibition]
Exhibition: Incarnate Word (0-0-0) in Texas (0-0-0)
Time: Friday, August 12 – 7:00 p.m. CST
Location: Austin, Texas (Mike A. Myers Stadium and Football Field)
Tickets: The entrance is FREE for all fans
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TV: The game will be broadcast live on Longhorn Network (accessible via WATCHESPN with select cable providers) and can be watched online via this LINK.
- Texas will start fall without the services of second-year forwards Trinity Byars and holly room due to her international duty at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. Byars and Team USA will face Ghana (August 11), the Netherlands (August 14) and Japan (August 17) in Group D, while Ward and Team Canada will face South Korea (August 11), France (August 17). 14) and Nigeria (August 17) in Group C. The event runs from August 10 to the August 28 final.
- The Longhorns are return 21 winners and 10 starters from last year’s team that went 11-5-6 overall and undefeated in Big 12 play at 6-0-3 (second place in regular season and tournament play). Are included SIX “SUPER SENIORS” as a graduate student goalkeeper Savanna Madness and fifth-year players: outside back/forward Cameron Brooksmidfielder/defender Carlee Allenforward Mackenzie McFarlandmidfielder/defender Emma Ragan and goalkeeper Madison Hogue. UT also adds eight notable newcomers, including transfers Jilly Shimkins (Penn State) and Taylor Dellosso (Baylor).
- The Texas roster is dominated by players from two outstanding club soccer programs, Solar SC (Dallas area) and Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada). Previously coached at Solar SC by Derek Missimo (Lexi’s father), the Longhorns currently have 11 different players on the program (Byars, Mc Farland, Missimo, Nobles, Claros, Lapomarda, Sydney CoxEmJ Cox, Miller, Sproat, Dellosso), while the first year Olivia Ahern joined holly room, Emma Ragan & Teni Akindoju as products of the Whitecaps system. In total, 15 of 29 Texas players come from both programs (52%).
- Texas staged an impressive 2022 spring campaign, outscoring opponents, 24-2, and posting four shutouts while going a perfect 5-0 with wins over Texas State (3-0), Tigres UANL Femenil (3-2 ), Houston (4-0), Saint-Edouard (6-0) and UTSA (8-0). The victory over Tigres was particularly impressive considering the professional team that plays at the top level of Mexican women’s professional football, the Liga BBVA MX Femenil. Nine different Longhorns scored at least once in the spring with Missimo (six goals), Shimkin (five goals), McFarland (three goals) and Byars (three goals) leading the charge.
- In March 2022, sophomores from Texas Lexi Missimo and Trinity Byars got off to a good start in her busy international roster by helping Team USA win gold at the 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in the Dominican Republic. Helping the Red, White and Blue to a 7-0 scoreline while beating their opponents, 49-0, Missimo netted three times in group action to earn a nod to the U Women’s Championship Best Eleven Team -20 from CONCACAF. second striker holly room scored four times in the same CONCACAF event (including the match-winning PK to beat Panama in the quarter-finals) helping Canada finish third.
- In June 2022, Byars earned top scorer honors when joining Missimo propelling the U-20 U.S. National Team to the title at the Sud Ladies Cup in Aubagne, France. The native of Richardson, Texas has scored three times in three games, including a brace in a 3-0 triumph over Mexico.
- Lexi Missimo has an impressive 12 career goals, 16 career assists and 40 career points in his first 25 official college games. In 2021, she became the fastest Longhorns player to reach 10 career goals in program history (just 12 games), breaking former Longhorns All-American Kelly Wilson’s (2001) record of a match. Trinity Byars is on the heels of her teammate with 12 goals and 10 assists for 34 points in his first 22 career games.
- Lexi Missimo was named by Goal.com as the #4 ranked player on the #NXGN list of the world’s top women’s football wonderkids for the second consecutive year (2021 and 2022).
- Texas fifth-year senior midfielder/defender Emma Ragan was elected as one of the team leaders for a reason. This is because she provides a constant presence for the Longhorns. The native of Burnaby, British Columbia, has played in Texas’ last 60 games and is on a 58-game starting streak since Oct. 25, 2018. For his career, Regan played 68 games in total with 67 starts. As a rookie in 2018, she missed her only collegiate games due to a call-up from Team Canada for senior-level international duty at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.