By Parker Rhea
A very physical Sunday afternoon Soccer game was played in San Marcos today. The result was a 0-0 draw, but the game was far from boring. It was my first collegiate soccer game to watch, and if I didn’t know any better I’d say it was an American Football game.
The Bobcats went after the Cougars early and often with 10 shots at the goal in the first period, but unfortunately, none of them got past the goalkeeper for Houston. Houston’s defense, which has given up no goals so far this season, showed why in the second period as they locked down on the Bobcats in the second period, only allowing two shots at the goal opposed to their five shots.
Freshman defender Genesis Turman was flying all over the field, and almost picked up a goal in the 26th minute. She also received a caution for her aggressive play in the 11th minute, but it was just that type of game.
When overtime came, both offenses seemed pretty gassed, and the lone shot attempted by either team was by Texas State’s very own Kalen Sanderfer.
The game ended pretty anticlimactically with both teams still scoreless. It was battle of wills, and a great test for a young Texas State squad. I’m looking forward to watch these girls again in their next soccer game, and curious to see how they can learn from this one.