Derek Lopez

Soccer hosts TCU, UTSA over weekend


The Texas State soccer team, off to its best start in school history, will put a four-game winning streak on the line Sept. 12 when the Bobcats host Texas Christian University.

The first time these schools met was in 1999, when TCU defeated the Bobcats 4-0. Since then the teams have met four more times with TCU leading the series 3-2.

Texas State is 1-1 at home against TCU and 1-2 on the road. The Bobcats’ last victory against the Horned Frogs occurred in 2010.

Texas State prepares to face Lamar Cardinals


The Texas State soccer team’s three-game winning streak will be on the line when it travels Sept. 5 to play against the Lamar Cardinals.

The Bobcats have met with the Cardinals five times prior to Friday’s match, leading the series with a 3-0-1 record. Texas State won 2-0 in their previous meeting in 2011.

The Bobcats are coming off of back-to-back home victories this past weekend against Texas A&M at Corpus Christi and Northwestern State, while the Cardinals are coming off a home loss against North Texas.

This past weekend the Bobcats combined for 44 total shots, with 17 of them on goal.

Bobcats defeat Lady Demons in 3-0 shutout at home


The Texas State soccer team posted a 3-0 shutout on Sunday against the Northwestern State Lady Demons, extending the season winning streak to three games.

The Bobcats defeated the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Friday night, 2-0, in the first all-time meeting between the teams.

Texas State has allowed one goal in four games, with three shutouts.

“We talked to our players about coming out and regrouping and making sure that we had the same intensity we did on Friday night,” Coach Kat Conner said. “I thought they did a great job. They came out and scored in the first 40-seconds, that’s doing it. That’s being mentally checked in with the physical,  and I’m really proud of them on that.”

Soccer defeats Northwestern State, extends winning streak


The Texas State soccer team defeated the Northwestern State Lady Demons, 3-0, in the team's 25th all-time meeting. The Bobcats are 15-8-3 against the Lady Demons.

Texas State extended their season winning streak to three games this season.

Tori Hale, senior forward, extended her streak to three consecutive games with a goal. Hale's goal in the first minute was assisted by Lynsey Curry, junior forward. Hale, in her first season transitioning from outside midfielder to forward, leads the team in goals, shots and shots on goal this season.

Soccer defeats Texas A&M Corpus Christi in home opener


The Texas State soccer team defeated the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders Friday night, 2-0, in the first all-time meeting between the teams. The Bobcats have allowed one goal this season, with two shutouts. 

Tori Hale, senior forward, scored her second goal in three games in the 12th minute, assisted by Jourdan Brown, senior midfielder. Kassi Hormuth, freshman forward, recorded her second goal of her career in the 60th minute.

Hale and Hormuth have accounted for all four goals this season.

The Bobcats dominated time of possession as they outshot the Islanders 8-1 in the first half and 22-4 in the game, with eight shots on goal.

The Bobcats, 2-0-1 overall, return to action on Sunday against Northwestern State at 1 p.m. 

Bobcats to face Islanders Friday in first home game of season


The Texas State soccer team is coming off of a 2-1 victory over New Mexico State University as the Bobcats turn their attention to their home opener against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders.

The Bobcats will host the Islanders Friday, who are coming off a 3-0 victory over Texas Southern. They will play Northwestern State’s team, which is following a 3-0 loss to Louisiana-Monroe, on Sunday.

Ali Myers, senior midfielder, stressed the importance of defensive cohesiveness. As long as the defensive backline is balanced and pressures the opponent, players can prevent counter-attacks and other scoring opportunities.

Bobcats open regular season play with win against New Mexico State


The Texas State soccer team opened its regular season with a 0-0 tie against the University of Texas at El Paso Friday and a 2-1 victory against New Mexico State Sunday.

The Bobcats allowed 19 shots in two games with eight shots on goal.

“I thought all together our defense played phenomenal,” Coach Kat Conner said. “They had a packed house, they had a cheering section with drums beating, so it was a great atmosphere to play. For us to come in and stay mentally into executing our strategy as we had planned for tonight, I felt really good. I think defensively, we did it exactly how we drew it up.”

Tori Hale, senior forward, scored first for the Bobcats in the third minute against New Mexico State. Hale’s goal went unanswered through the rest of the first half.

Beyond the Game: Ali Myers


Ali Myers, senior midfielder, patrols the middle of the soccer field, maintaining her defensive line and creating chances for her teammates.

It’s a seamless transition—offense to defense, defense to offense—that she must make every game.

Myers’ ability to scan the field comes from, in large part, her photography background. Myers, a communication studies major with a minor in business, plans on traveling for six months to build her portfolio.

Soccer opens season with tie against UTEP


The Texas State soccer team opened the season on the road Friday against Texas-El Paso with a double overtime draw 0-0.

Caitlynn Rinehart, junior goalkeeper, had two saves, including one in the 106th minute of game. UTEP tallied eight shots, while the Bobcats had five shots. Each team had two shots on goal.

Tori Hale, senior forward, led the Bobcats with two shots, one on goal, while Maddie Nichols, sophomore midfielder, had a shot on goal. Ali Jones, sophomore midfielder, and Chandler Cooney, freshman defender, each contributed shots as well.

Texas State Soccer Season Preview


The Texas State soccer team is gearing up for its 2014 run in the Sun Belt Conference as it looks to take the next step toward another NCAA Tournament appearance.

Texas State, the conference’s fourth seed, defeated Troy in overtime in the first tournament game last season. The top-seeded Western Kentucky Hilltoppers eliminated the Bobcats in the second round. The team finished the season with an 8-9-2 overall record and a 4-3-1 conference record.


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