Bobcats attempting to bounce back from two-game losing streak

Sports Reporter
Brooke Ramsey, sophomore midfielder, receives the ball in the Bobcats' 2-1 loss against UTEP at the Bobcat Soccer Complex.

Coach Kat Conner is stressing the importance of getting back on the winning track this weekend against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The Texas State soccer team comes into Friday’s matchup at Dugan Stadium having lost the previous two games.

“I’m just going to throw this last weekend away,” Conner said. “Start fresh and not worry about it. Get back to business of getting them back in to sync and rhythm. And get back on the winning track with Corpus Christi.”

Even though these teams aren’t familiar with each other, they find themselves in familiar territory.

Islanders Coach Shanna Caldwell will have a similar plan against the Bobcats, after starting the season 0-3.

Conner is focused on the importance of this week in practice and getting her players in a groove. 

“(I’ll) get in to some sessions that I know they really enjoy,” Conner said.

The only meeting between these teams took place last year in San Marcos. Kassi Hormuth, sophomore forward, scored her second career goal in the Bobcats’ 2-0 win.

“Yeah it’s always nice to know that you’ve done it once, you can do it again,” Hormuth said.

Lynsey Curry, senior forward, leads the Bobcats in scoring this season with two goals. Conner knows Curry’s prolific goal scoring hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“When you are a senior, everybody knows about (Curry) by this time,” Conner said. “They know (Curry leads) the Bobcats in scoring multiple times. They know not to let (Curry) get out of their sights and they know to at least double team her.”

Conner said the team needs to defend better against set pieces and corner kicks. These situations hurt the Bobcats in the 2-1 loss Aug. 31 to UTEP.

“We just made silly mistakes on set pieces and not defending well,” Conner said. “And not making good clearances to give away corner kicks and throw-ins. For them, we're set up like corner kicks. So we got to be smarter about that and learn to clear better.”

The Islanders’ last victory was Oct. 17, 2014 against Abilene Christian. Texas A&M Corpus Christi has lost seven consecutive games since with only three goals.

Following the game, Texas State returns home Sunday to play the Prairie View A&M Panthers. In their last two meetings, the Bobcats have outscored the Panthers by seven goals.

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