Colorado? Really? Even as that whole part of the state was being declared a disaster area, the St. Edward's men and women, and the UT Longhorns, all headed up there last weekend, and got out Sunday with mixed results. The Horns beat Air Force on Friday, 3-1, on a pair of goals by freshman striker Jasmine Hart, then lost 2-0 to Colorado College on Sunday, in a waterlogged game that started three hours late due to lightning and field conditions. St. Ed's, meanwhile, had a couple of doubleheaders scheduled up in Denver. The men romped to a 5-2 win over Metro State Friday, while the 19th-ranked women were held to a 1-1 draw. But the Sunday afternoon doubleheader against Regis was cancelled due to rain and flooding. The Longhorns finish up their non-conference schedule this weekend, hosting Texas State (Friday, 7pm) and UT-San Antonio (Sunday, 7pm).
The European Champions League group stage started this Tuesday-Wednesday, with Chelsea's loss to Basel at home the only real surprise; the next games are Oct. 1-2. CONCACAF Champions League is in action as well, playing this Tuesday-Thursday, then Sept 24-26, and finishing Oct. 22-24. Both of those competitions are shown live on Fox networks.
The U.S. women will play an exhibition match against Australia next month in San Antonio (12:30pm Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Alamodome). Tickets ($22-250) are on sale through www.ussoccer.com.
Congrats to Austinite Sergio Antonio Ruvalcaba, who's on the Alianza de Futbol U-19 team that's competing at the 7Up Sueño Alianza National Finals in Carson, California this weekend, the crowning event of the Hispanic player identification program. He's one of 11 Texans out of 46 players on the U-15 and U-19 rosters.
And congrats again to the USL-PDL champion Austin Aztex, who are being feted on the Mayor's Balcony at City Hall on Friday.