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."
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.