After starting the season 3-4-1, the Texas State Bobcats picked up their seventh consecutive win, a 4-2 victory over Troy on Oct. 20 at the Bobcat Soccer Complex.
Texas State’s women’s soccer team improved on the season 10-4-1 with an 8-1 Sun Belt Conference record. The Bobcats currently sit in the top spot in conference rankings, followed by South Alabama and Arkansas State.
Troy struck first, taking a 1-0 lead over Texas State off a goal from Trojan Julia Winter midway through the fifth minute.
Responding aggressively, the Bobcats took a dominating 3-1 lead. Scoring three unanswered goals in the first 14 minutes of play.
The first of the Bobcats three first half goals came from sophomore forward Kaylee Davis. The Biology major fired a shot to the left corner off an assist from senior midfielder Rachel Grout.
Scoring Texas State’s second goal of the game was senior Kassi Hormuth, a shot to the lower left corner, just inside the box. The senior continued her run of excellent play, picking up her seventh goal of the season.
Rearing her head for the second time, it was Kaylee Davis striking once again with a header goal off an assist from Hormuth. Like Hormuth before her, this was Davis’ seventh goal on the season.
Texas State remained in control the remainder of the first half, preventing the Trojans from answering back with stout defensive play.
It was in the second half during the 65th minute when Troy struck back, cutting the lead to 3-2 off a header goal from White.
Refusing to allow the Trojans back into the game, the Bobcats scored for a fourth time as Grout scored her eighth goal of the season to lockdown the win for Texas State.
With the four goals scored against Troy, the Bobcats have outscored their opponents 19-4, and raked up five shutouts during their seven-game win streak.
Texas State’s next game is a showdown with the second ranked South Alabama Jaguars Oct. 22 at the Bobcat Soccer Complex at 1 p.m.