The Texas State soccer team lost Friday to Louisiana-Lafayette 5-2, with freshman forward Yazmin Montoya scoring four goals on the night.
Montoya tied teammate freshman forward Annika Schmidt for most goals in a game this season in the Sun Belt.
Sophomore midfielder Landry Lowe scored her first goal of the season, shooting the ball beyond the 18-yard marker.
The Bobcats picked up their play after halftime when they were down 3-0. Senior defender Ashley Jackson mentioned they had nothing to lose coming out of halftime.
“I know one thing was that we have nothing to lose,” Jackson said. “We were down 3-0, so we just need to give it all we had. At that point we had nothing to lose.”
In the 76th minute, the team was down 5-1 when freshman forward Clarissa Leon scored her second goal of the season. The pass coming from the middle by senior forward Gabbi Cottee earned her third assist on the year.
“We had some good offensive ideas,” said Coach Kat Conner. “We just didn’t deliver the pass we needed. It took us a long time to figure it out. Once we did, we got a couple goals.”
Texas State shot the ball 13 times by the end of the game, while the Ragin’ Cajuns shot the ball 15 times in the game.
“I think all we can do is take this one under our belt,” Jackson said. “Going into Sunday we have a mission that we’re trying to do and that’s to win the tournament.”
With the loss against Lafayette, the Bobcats are 2-2-1, sliding down to sixth in the conference. The club heads to Louisiana-Monroe Sunday looking to get a win to stay within reach of the Sun Belt.
“We just need to take it one game at a time,” Jackson said. “We just need to regroup, and pull a win out of Sunday against Monroe.”