Devin Tyler

Women's basketball defeats I-35 rival on road

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It has been seven years since the Texas State women's basketball has defeated the UTSA Roadrunners in San Antonio. 

Ayriel Anderson, junior guard, made sure the Bobcats ended the streak with her last two free throws sealing the 57-53 win.

Anderson scored all 12 of her points in the second half to give the Bobcats a win. Anderson's 3-pointer put Texas State ahead by one point with 44 seconds left in the fourth quarter. 

"The biggest thing that kept my head up was my teammates and my coach," Anderson said. "When I shot the 3 pointer on the wing I shot it with confidence like I had not missed a shot all game."

Women's basketball looking for win against Houston Baptist

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Associate Head Coach Sue Serafini is stressing the importance of preparation for the Texas State women’s basketball team.

Texas State will need to limit second-chance opportunities and execute offensively against winless Houston Baptist in order to bounce back from an overtime loss to Texas Tech.

The Bobcats showed they are capable of scoring points from any position on the floor in the 77-81 loss to the Red Raiders. The starting five for the Bobcats scored double figures, and Meghan Braeuer, senior guard, contributed a career-high 24 points.

Texas State lost its double-digit lead in the second half because of a four-minute stretch when the team missed shot opportunities, Serafini said.  

Women's basketball falls in overtime to Texas Tech

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The Texas State women’s basketball team was defeated by 45 points in its previous meeting against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The margin was closer this time around, but the outcome remained the same. Texas State lost in overtime 81-77, dropping to 1-1 this season.

“We came out with the confidence that we really belong playing this team,” Associate Coach Sue Serafini said. “They took the floor and weren’t nervous or scared and just played basketball. I’m so very proud of the energy effort and attention to detail they put out tonight.”

Prior to overtime, the lead changed five times in the final six minutes, before Texas Tech drew a blocking foul with five seconds remaining. Junior guard Rayven Brooks made one of two free throws sending the game to overtime.

Women's basketball shootaround: Texas State vs. Texas A&M International

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Non-conference struggles

Last season both teams struggled during non-conference games as Texas A&M International went 4-4 and Texas State finished 4-10. Conference is one of the most important parts of any team’s season. However, non-conference games set the tone for conference play. Kicking off the season strong can help carry the momentum into the Sun Belt Conference slate.

Can Texas A&M International fill in the gaps?

Women's basketball aiming to replace star players as season approaches

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Since her arrival in 2011, Coach Zenarae Antoine has turned the struggling women’s basketball program into a contender in the Sun Belt. After going 16-16 last season, the Bobcats will need to pick up the tempo on both sides of the court to get through this year’s challenging season.

REPLACING MARTIN AND EZEH

This season the Bobcats will need to fill the spots left by two graduated players in Ashley Ezeh, center, and Kaylan Martin, guard. Ezeh led the team with 384 points and 24 blocks last season. Martin led with 105 assists.

Nine players from the previous season will return, including Erin Peoples, junior guard, and Ayriel Anderson, junior guard.

Bobcats defeat Georgia State, advance to semifinals

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Lynsey Curry, junior forward, corralled the high-arching pass from Tori Hale, senior forward, in the penalty box. She outleaped two defenders for the game-winning goal.

The Texas State soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament with the 1-0 victory against the Georgia State Panthers.

 “We went back to our old ways of possessing the ball, getting behind and working together,” Coach Kat Conner said. “We need to stay our course, keep possession, continue building and we will do great.”

Bobcats advance to tournament semifinals

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The Texas State soccer team opened the Sun Belt Conference tournament with a 1-0 win against sixth-seeded Georgia State.

The Bobcats advance to the semifinals for the second consecutive season, setting up a matchup with the winner of Troy and Louisiana-Lafayette, Nov. 7.

Lynsey Curry, junior forward, scored the Bobcats' only goal in the 27th minute of the first half half. Tori Hale, senior forward, assisted Curry’s header, bringing her all-time assist record to 19. 
 
Texas State attempted 15 shots, while Georgia State attempted six shots. 
 
Lauren Prater, sophomore forward, attempted two shots on goal and Caitlyn Rinehart, junior goalkeeper, had two saves in 90 minutes.
 

Bobcats reflect on season heading into tournament play

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The Texas State soccer team’s 10-6-2 overall record is only one indication of the Bobcats’ improvement from last season.

The Bobcats began the season with a draw against UTEP. Then they kicked into gear, spurring a four-game winning streak.

Within the first five games, the Bobcats were already off to a better start than the 2013 season, which they opened with a 3-2 record.

“The biggest thing we needed to work on was the mental side,” Coach Kat Conner said. “I think our players have done a phenomenal job, and the record speaks for it.”

The overall record also reflects the toughest losses of the season. The Bobcats’ four-game winning streak ended with back-to-back losses against TCU and UTSA.

Texas State heading into Sun Belt tournament despite loss

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The Texas State soccer team had already secured its spot in the Sun Belt Conference tournament heading into the final game of the regular season against Georgia State.

With the postseason clinched, the Bobcats ended the regular season with a 1-0 loss against Georgia State.

“I felt we played a little sporadic,” Coach Kat Conner said. “We need to play more together and in unison. There was great individual effort, but we need all 11 players in complete rhythm and unison.”

A majority of the first half was a midfield battle as each team was pressured to gain possession of the ball.

Team splits against Louisiana schools at home over weekend

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Tori Hale, senior forward, set the tone early in the Bobcats’ 2-1 victory against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.

Hale’s unassisted goal in the tenth minute gave the Bobcats a 1-0 lead, and the team capped the weekend with a victory on Hale’s birthday.

“It was really good because last year I lost on my birthday,” Hale said. “It was definitely a good birthday.”

The Bobcats sealed the win with 16 shots, six on goal, in the team’s final home game of the season.

“It’s sad and bittersweet because our team has had a great season, but I had to keep it out of my head so I would not get too emotional,” Hale said.

Texas State pressured the Ragin’ Cajuns to play more defense than offense.

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