Soccer defeats Northwestern State, extends winning streak


The Texas State soccer team defeated the Northwestern State Lady Demons, 3-0, in the team's 25th all-time meeting. The Bobcats are 15-8-3 against the Lady Demons.

Texas State extended their season winning streak to three games this season.

Tori Hale, senior forward, extended her streak to three consecutive games with a goal. Hale's goal in the first minute was assisted by Lynsey Curry, junior forward. Hale, in her first season transitioning from outside midfielder to forward, leads the team in goals, shots and shots on goal this season.

Football opens season with 65-0 victory against Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Texas State set a school record with 697 total yards in the 65-0 victory against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions. Coach Dennis Franchione is 5-1 all-time in season openers with the Bobcats. 

The Bobcats scored on the team’s first eight possessions of the game, with seven touchdowns.

"I was proud of our guys,” Franchione said. “I asked them for four quarters of effort, intensity, focus and physical play. I felt like we got that.”

Arkansas-Pine Bluff players said they would hold Texas State to 14 points or fewer in their media day session. Rob Lowe, junior running back, had a different plan in mind. 

Live updates: Football sets school record in season opener

Texas State defeated the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions, 65-0, in its home opener. The Bobcats set a school record with 697 total yards in the game. Coach Dennis Franchione is 5-1 all-time in season openers with Texas State
Louis Ruben, freshman running back, converted on two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

3rd quarter: Texas State leads Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 51-0, after three quarters. The Bobcats scored on two of the three drives in the quarter, with Jason Dann's, senior kicker, 31-yard field goal capping a 10 play, 55-yard drive. 

Volleyball finishes Cougar Classic with win over Houston

The Texas State volleyball team defeated the Houston Cougars, 3-1, in the final game of the Houston Cougar Classic.

The Bobcats rebounded from a 11-25 loss in the second set to outscore the Cougars by seven points over the last two sets. The victory puts the Bobcats' season record at 2-1 and gives the team an important early season victory on the road.

Lauren Kirch, freshman blocker, finished with a team-high 19 kills and 58.6 hitting percentage. Kirch also converted three digs and one block assist. Shelby Vas Matt, sophomore hitter, had double-digit kills (15) and digs (11). 

The Bobcats tallied 88 points in the match and had five players with more than five kills. Jordan Moore, sophomore setter, led the team with 46 assists and recorded six digs. 

Cross country competes in first tri-meet of season

The Texas State men and women’s cross country team had their first meet of the season as they traveled to San Antonio to compete at the Alamo City Opener.

It was a three-team meet with Texas State, UTSA and Incarnate Word. Coach Bryan Jackson said he was very pleased with the performance.

The men’s team finished in first place and took home a victory.

“The team as a whole stood out," Jackson said. "To have all five guys finish within 27 seconds of each other on a 6k about 4 and a half mile is very strong for this time of the year it shows the guys in the work over the summer and it shows all the work they’ve put over the last two weeks were at a good starting point for the year."

Soccer defeats Texas A&M Corpus Christi in home opener


The Texas State soccer team defeated the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders Friday night, 2-0, in the first all-time meeting between the teams. The Bobcats have allowed one goal this season, with two shutouts. 

Tori Hale, senior forward, scored her second goal in three games in the 12th minute, assisted by Jourdan Brown, senior midfielder. Kassi Hormuth, freshman forward, recorded her second goal of her career in the 60th minute.

Hale and Hormuth have accounted for all four goals this season.

The Bobcats dominated time of possession as they outshot the Islanders 8-1 in the first half and 22-4 in the game, with eight shots on goal.

The Bobcats, 2-0-1 overall, return to action on Sunday against Northwestern State at 1 p.m. 

Volleyball loses first all-time matchup against Wake Forest

The Texas State volleyball team lost in four sets to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in its second game of the Cougar Classic. The matchup was the first matchup between the teams in school history.

Wake Forest and Texas State split the first two sets, before the Demon Deacons won the third and fourth sets by a combined seven points.

Shelby Vas Matt, sophomore outside hitter, Keeley Davis, sophomore outside hitter, and Alexandra Simms, senior outside hitter, combined for 34 of the team’s 48 kills in the match.

Jordan Moore, sophomore setter, had a game-high 43 assists and a team-high 15 digs in the loss.

Texas State, 1-1 overall, will play the Houston Cougars in the final game of the Cougar Classic Saturday at 11 a.m.

Volleyball defeats Lamar in five sets

The Texas State volleyball team defeated the Lamar Cardinals, 3-2, in its first game of the season.
The Bobcats outscored the Cardinals by six points in the match and eight points in the final two sets, after the team lost two of the first three sets.
Texas State has won four of their last five games, dating back to last season. 

Bobcats to attend Houston Cougar Classic

Beginning its second season in the Sun Belt Conference, the Texas State volleyball team will go into the Houston Cougar Classic this Friday with the mentality of “one at a time.”

Coach Karen Chisum will lead the team in the two-day tournament against Lamar University, a former Southland conference opponent, the University of Houston and a team the Bobcats have never played, Wake Forest University. The three teams combined for a 43-52 record last season.

Bobcats to face Islanders Friday in first home game of season


The Texas State soccer team is coming off of a 2-1 victory over New Mexico State University as the Bobcats turn their attention to their home opener against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders.

The Bobcats will host the Islanders Friday, who are coming off a 3-0 victory over Texas Southern. They will play Northwestern State’s team, which is following a 3-0 loss to Louisiana-Monroe, on Sunday.

Ali Myers, senior midfielder, stressed the importance of defensive cohesiveness. As long as the defensive backline is balanced and pressures the opponent, players can prevent counter-attacks and other scoring opportunities.


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