Soccer places third in Sun Belt Conference Preseason Poll

Sports Editor

Despite not having a player make the first or second All-Conference preseason team, the Texas State soccer team finished third in the preseason poll. 

The Bobcats earned a total of 75 points, including one first-place vote. South Alabama (98 points, eight first-place votes) and Troy (85 points, zero first-place votes) were a couple notches ahead of the Bobcats in the poll.

Texas State is looking to make the next leap after being eliminated in the semifinals of the conference tournament in three consecutive seasons.

Last season, the second place Troy Trojans scored a goal in the second minute and held on to a 1-0 win to advance to the Sun Belt Conference Championship.

Tori Hale graduated, meaning there will be shot creating opportunities available for the team. Hale accounted for a third of the team's goals (27) last season.