Sam Houston State University’s women soccer team will begin a six away-game stretch opening with Texas State University in San Marcos Friday night.
SHSU (2-1-2) is looking to clinch their first road win this regular season following consecutive losses against the University of Texas û San Antonio and the University of North Texas, as well as a 120-minute scoreless draw with South Dakota State University.
Texas State is undefeated at home this season, but is coming into Friday’s match on a three game winless streak.
The young Bearkat defense will need to shut down the sister duo of Lynsey and Sydney Curry, whom have put up five of the nine Bobcat goals this season. Goalie Kylie Hambleton is looking to attain the Bearkats’ fourth shutout of the season .
“We’re excited about what we got [on defense],” head coach Tom Brown said. “We just got to continue to learn and work hard.”
SHSU will continue to work production upfront as they were against Prairie View A&M. The team racked up 26 shots this past weekend, scoring three goals in the process.
This is the second to last non-conference game for the Bearkats.
Freshman Shannon Shields said sees this as a helpful tool before they head into Southland Conference play Sept. 20 against Abilene Christian University.
“It prepares us a lot for different types of teams,” she said. “It gives us an opportunity to see other styles of teams we can be facing.”
The Bearkats will face the Bobcats beginning at 7 p.m. at the Bobcat Soccer Complex.