Buccaneers fall to Richland in season opener, 3-0

DALLAS, Texas — Blinn College women's soccer (0-1) fell to Richland College 3-0 in the season opener on Sunday afternoon.

"I saw good individual performances and the team played well collectively," said Michael McBride, Blinn head coach. "This was a vast improvement from their first scrimmage and we were complimented by the opposition coach that he had seen a big leap forward in the competitiveness of the program."

Sophomore Janay Wilson recorded Blinn's only shot on goal, while freshman Hope Hillhouse limited the Thunderducks to three goals by recording 12 saves.

Richland scored in the 21st and 29th minutes to lead 2-0 at the half. The Thunderducks scored their final goal in the 66th minute.

Blinn could have prevented the shutout, but missed a penalty kick in the 83rd minute.

Next, the Buccaneers will open conference play on the road against Angelina College on Saturday, August 31, at 3 p.m. The men's game will follow at 5 p.m.  

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 41 NJCAA national championships since 1987.