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Losing big leads this weekend was not a factor for the women’s soccer team Sunday.
The 59-degree weather did not stop the Bobcats (4-0 in Southland Conference play) from scoring three goals in the first half, all coming from Brittney Curry, junior forward. The goals were her 12th, 13th and 14th of the season thus far, giving her 14 goals in 14 games.
The women’s soccer team won its first two conference games this weekend, both on the road where the Bobcats had not won all season. Texas State returns to its comfort zone this week at home against two conference foes.
The Bobcats will host the Lamar Cardinals Friday. Lamar comes into the game with an almost entirely new team and a 0-2 in conference play.
The Cardinals are starting seven new players, with three from England. Lamar lost both of its games by a combined two goals.
People always wonder why athletes get paid millions of dollars doing what they love, when everyone else is getting paid minimum wage because they are ordinary.
I don’t think anyone has a true correct answer, but sports ties this nation together in ways most people don’t even realize.
October means the start of conference play for the women’s soccer team and victories for Texas State.
The Bobcats lashed out on two conference opponents, taking down Central Arkansas 2-0 Friday and on Sunday scored 1-0 against Northwestern State.
New faces for Texas State got into the mix this weekend. Jaimie Leake, freshman midfielder, and Maddie Piranio, sophomore midfielder, both scored their first goals of the season.
It is a commonly known fact that when the sun is out in September, with no wind or rain in sight, it’s hot. So naturally, that is the time to schedule a football game that 15,000 people are expected to attend.
No, it’s not.
Saturday’s game at Bobcat Stadium on Jim Wacker Field in front of the press box started with this thought: They didn’t build the press box high enough.
Coach Kat Conner said the women’s soccer team was frustrated going into halftime of Friday’s home match against the Prairie View A&M Panthers.
The Panthers came into the game with two wins for the season, and the Bobcats were not able to capitalize on any of their first 12 attempts.
“The first half was lackadaisical,” Conner said. “It looked like we came out thinking things were going to just happen for us, and we need to realize teams aren’t going to roll over. We will have to fight for every win we get.”
If your father was an avid sports fan, he probably told you about the first-ever baseball game he went to with his dad. He probably talked about how they got peanuts and cracker jacks, how they never wanted to go home, how they’d root, root, root for the home team and if they didn’t win, it was a shame, and on and on and on…
Well, it looks like baseball’s struck out at the old ball game because the new ball game is football.
Baseball has been called America’s pastime for centuries. But now those days are over.
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The weather gave the feeling of fall with cooler temperatures.
It may have been the first time anybody thought about hot chocolate in the stands, during the cool weather Saturday, but it was not the first time the Bobcats shutout an opponent on their home field.
Texas State women’s soccer defeated Houston Baptist 2-0 Tuesday at the Bobcat Soccer Complex.
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The Texas State women’s soccer team raised the cloth of the Southland Conference Championship and SLC Tournament Championship banners before its game Friday.
The Bobcats cruised from the opening kick behind player smiles and 582 fans.
Since the dawn of time, men have been made out to be better, faster and stronger (as Kanye West would say). I think Taylor Swift would have to disagree.
But some — even most — males believe men are better athletes by far than women.
They make a valid point, but I’m not saying that women can’t play sports and they’re not just as talented as the men. I’m saying they are.