SHSU Soccer Looks to End Skid With Match vs. HBU

The Sam Houston State soccer team will conclude their 10 game road trip as they play their second conference game of the season on Friday against the Houston Baptist Huskies.

The Bearkats are going into the match ranked 12 in the Southland Conference with an overall record of 0-9 and a conference record of 0-1.

Regardless of the team’s current standing, senior forward Allie Johnson is confident the team will improve.

“We have an incredibly talented team with so much to offer from each individual,” Johnson said. “I’m very confident that we will get the results we need.”

SHSU last hit the field on Sept. 16 against the University of Central Arkansas where they fell by a final score of 4-1.

Freshman forward Taylor Pritchard earned the team their only goal of the night and the first goal for the Bearkats in six games. The point was Pritchard’s first as a Bearkat and came in the 40 minute 35 yards from the goal.

By half time the Bearkats were down 2-1 and had multiple opportunities to bring the game to a tie, but the Bears blocked all eight shot attempts.

The Bearkats will look to adjust against HBU to trying and pull out their first win of the season.

“We as a team figured out that the communication had to be better,” Johnson said. “The good thing is that these are things that are in our control, so we can continue to work on them to prepare for HBU.”

HBU is currently ranked 4 in the SLC with an overall record of 3-5 and a conference record of 1-0. The Huskies last saw action on Sept. 16 where they took down Incarnate Word by a final score of 1-0. The Huskies are also going into Friday’s showdown against the Bearkats bearing a two-game winning streak.

While the Bearkats are winless against the Huskies in the last three years, Johnson is looking forward to the match.

“Honestly, I’m excited,” Johnson said. “This week will be an intense week of practice and focusing on things we need to correct come Friday. I think we are all ready for a good game against HBU. “

The Bearkats will take on the Huskies on Friday at 7 p.m. at Sorrels Field in Houston, TX.

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