Texas State women’s soccer regained leverage against Sam Houston State, overcoming a 1-0 deficit to claim a 2-1 Friday night in San Marcos.
The Bearkats attacked quickly in the opening minutes, connecting off a corner kick ten minutes into the contest. Junior Madison Bible’s set piece found the head of senior Tricia Mallory to get the Bearkats’ first goal on the road this season.
Sophomores Katie Ferrara and Mariah Titus led the offense productivity with two shots each.
But the Bearkat’s attacking couldn’t hold off the Bobcats.
Texas State tied the match when Clarissa Leon found the back off a shot from the top of the box in the 33rd minute, during her second minute of gameplay.
Lynsey Curry followed her teammate’s example by hitting what would be the game winning goal only 18 seconds into the second half. Curry ripped a shot from the top of the box that made its way over Bearkat’s sophomore goalkeeper Kylie Hambleton.
The Bobcat’s would continue to control the game through the second half, allowing SHSU to only get three shots off.
Hambleton had a busy night having to make eleven saves with 7 of those stops coming in the second half.
Friday’s loss was the third loss for SHSU on the road this season.
The Bearkats continued to struggle on the road last night with another road loss.
Southern Methodist University recorded four goals to silence the Bearkats 4-0 Monday night.
SHSU couldn’t find much positive gameplay from both sides of the ball.
Due to a strong Mustang defense, the Bearkat offense was held to seven shots while the defense allowed two goals from Taylor Barg and Kelsey Gorney in the opening fifteen minutes of the match.
The midfield and defense couldn’t stop SMU’s attacking presence. The Mustangs took 26 shots, forcing Hambleton to make eleven saves.
SHSU will stay on the road this Friday to take on the undefeated Wildcats of Abilene Christian University at 7 p.m.