By Morgan Jenkins
The Texas State women’s soccer team finished the fall season 6-9-3 and 3-5-2 in conference play, placing ninth in the Sun Belt Conference.
The girls played their last game at Texas State on Sunday at Bobcat Stadium against the University of Louisiana-Monroe. The Bobcats drew a tie with the Warhawks 1-1. The Bobcats took 34 shots with 17 being on goal. The shot total is tied for the second most in a game since 2008 and the shot on goal mark is tied for the third most since the 2008 campaign.
This season the Bobcats excelled defensively and offensively which contributed to their best wins during the season including a (2-1) win against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and (3-1) win over Georgia State, both being Sun Belt Conference opponents. The harder defeats were those against Georgia Southern (0-1), Troy (1-2), and Stephen F. Austin (2-3). Senior Lauren Prater lead this year in goals, points and assists alongside teammates Kassi Hormuth who lead in shots with Jordan Kondikoff, who lead in game winning goals.
This was the last season and game head coach Kat Conner would coach five of her players as seniors. Prater, Clarissa Leon, Taylor Allen, Maddie Nichols and Ali Jones all played their last game as Bobcats. However, Texas State welcomed seven new freshmen this year who completed their first season. One player to keep an eye out on in the spring is freshmen Genesis Turman, who scored her first goal as a Bobcat against Troy. Turman makes the leader board as the only freshmen to make a goal this season. She will return to play in the spring along with the six women who came to Texas State. Hormuth, who lead the team in most shots with 48, will be returning in the spring and is a key player to helping the Bobcats when it comes to charging for the goal and scoring.
The Texas State women’s soccer team will take a break and come back to start play in the spring. Best of luck to the five seniors who have contributed and given their last four years helping making Texas State soccer what it is.
Featured image by Alex Gifford.