Garrett Caywood

Curry's goal in overtime clinches 3-2 victory for the Bobcats

The Texas State soccer team trailed late in regulation to the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

Just before the final whistle, Lauren Prater, junior forward, received a pass from a teammate and lofted the ball over the goalkeeper to tie the game at 1-1 in the 83rd minute.

It wasn’t long before the Bobcats took advantage, as Lynsey Curry, senior forward, scored the game-winning goal in the 92nd minute.

The goal propelled the Bobcats to a 3-2 victory over the Red Wolves Sunday afternoon and moved their conference record to 2-0.

Although the Bobcats controlled possession throughout the game the team needed to come from behind twice to tie the game.

Assistant Coach Link Scoggins said the team was resilient but they failed to follow the scouting report.

Analyzing the win: Texas State 3, Arkansas State 2

What the win means: The Texas State soccer team has a seven game winning streak, the program's longest since 2011.

It also means the Bobcats have an early lead in the conference standings at 2-0. Conference games are the most important games on the schedule because it determines the post-season tournament seeding. The win gives the Bobcats a 3-0 all-time series lead over Arkansas State.

Turning point: Halftime. The Bobcats had plenty of opportunities in the first half but were down 1-0. Then Texa State came out in the second half and played aggressive and had better connections.

Bobcats escape double overtime game with 2-1 victory

The Texas State soccer team seemed poised to continue its winning streak after taking a 1-0 lead in the first half.

But an injury to Elizabeth Havenhill, sophomore defender, in the second half gave the Little Rock Trojans hope. The Trojans tied the game shortly after Havenhill exited.

The Bobcats weren’t as sharp defensively but eventually regained momentum and defeated the Little Rock Trojans 2-1 in overtime. The game-winning goal wasn't scored by Texas State, though.

Little Rock's misstep in the 103rd minute led to the game-winning goal.

Assistant Coach Link Scoggins said he was pleased with the win but knows the team can improve decision-making.

Analyzing the win: Texas State 2, Little Rock 1

What the win means: With the 2-1 victory, the Texas State soccer now has a (3-0) series lead over Little Rock. More importantly, the win means the Bobcats are undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference and extends their wining streak to six games.

Turning point: The injury to Elizabeth Havenhill, sophomore defender. Following the injury, Little Rock gained some traction against the Bobcats defense. The injury resulted when Havenhill collided with a Trojans’ player inside the penalty box.

Bobcats beginning conference play on five-game winning streak

The Texas State soccer team, led offensively by Lauren Prater, junior forward, will enter Friday’s match against the Little Rock Trojans with a five-game winning streak.

With Sara Small, Trojans senior goalkeeper, leading the defense, Little Rock finished its non-conference schedule with a 0-0 tie against the University of Texas.

Prater was awarded the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week after scoring three goals against Lamar.

Small, meanwhile, received the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week as a result of her shutout. With both teams in good form, it should provide for a compelling conference opener.

Assistant Coach Link Scoggins said he knows the team is confident but it’s a matter of creating chances.

Soccer outpaces Northwestern 4-0 on the road

The Texas State soccer team took an early lead Sunday and never looked back.

Kira Zapalac, sophomore midfielder, made her mark in the 12th minute by scoring on the first look at goal. Zapalac received the ball at the top of the 18-yard box and was able to turn and attempt a shot.

Stephen F. Austin surrendered an own goal to put the Bobcats up 2-0 late in the first half. Assistant Coach Link Scoggins said the own goal was a testament to the Bobcats’ pressure.

“Our presence and our determination took us to a ball and forced them into a mistake and they paid for it,” Scoggins said.

The mistake was too much to overcome for the Ladyjacks as Texas State went on to win 4-0 Sunday afternoon in Nacogdoches.

Bobcats look to continue winning ways against Northwestern State

The Texas State soccer team is back on track after two wins against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Prairie View A&M last week, which improved its season record to 3-2.

Assistant Coach Link Scoggins said the team will be working on spacing going into Friday’s matchup against the Northwestern State Lady Demons.

“Just from looking at the two games this weekend and practice, we got to start working together—more connected than we were this last weekend,” Scoggins said.

Scoggins wants to see more connection from the team and better movement.

Press conference recap: Franchione discusses the season opener, previews Prairie View A&M

The monkey on the Texas State's football teams' back is off.

Following the 59-16 loss to Florida State, Coach Dennis Franchione can move on to the rest of the team's schedule.

Franchione discussed Florida State, Tyler Jones' performance, preparing for Prairie View A&M's quarterback and the differences in the team's offense from two seasons ago in his weekly press conference.

Opening statement: “Just kind of put Florida State behind us. I thought our guys really competed, played hard and played a really good football. I think they’re better than what we and a lot of other people thought going into the season.”

Hormuth working to become goal scoring threat this year

A position change in sports can make or break an athlete. For Kassi Hormuth, sophomore forward, her biggest challenge this season is completing the switch from midfielder to forward.

“I think taking on a new role because last year I played primarily attacking mid,” Hormuth said. “Taking on forward is a little bit different. It’s good, I like it and it is something new and more of a challenge to get into a new position.”

Last season, Hormuth was second among her freshman class in goals (3) and assists (1) behind Rachel Grout, sophomore forward. Coach Kat Conner said Hormuth still needs to come out of her newcomer role.

Bobcats attempting to bounce back from two-game losing streak

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.


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