The setback was the first of the season for the Buccaneers, who are now 5-1-1 on the year and 2-1 in region play.

Angelina scored the lone goal of the match in the first half and held on from there.

“The lads proved tonight that they can go toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the country,” Blinn head coach Michael McBride said. “In fact, we finished as the stronger team, which is striking. Games like this serve as invaluable experience for our young team as we look to grow during the season. Now it is onto another big test for us on Wednesday.”

The Buccaneers travel to face region opponent Jacksonville College at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Jacksonville, Texas.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 42 NJCAA national championships since 1987.