Bobcat Soccer Nearly Upsets #18 Longhorns’ Friday Night

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By Ethan Hunt
Sports Reporter

The Texas State Bobcats traveled to Austin Friday night looking to upset the 18th ranked Texas Longhorns.

The Bobcats entered the game full of confidence coming off a 3-0 win against Prairie View A&M on the road five days ago. That confidence translated into the Bobcats striking first with a goal from junior Kaylee Davis in the 16th minute, her third goal of the season.

The Bobcats were looking to build upon their lead, however UT struck back with two quick goals; one from Cyera Hintzen (26th minute) and the other from Katie Glenn (35th minute). The Bobcats were unlucky due to both of these goals coming off deflections on Texas State players.

A picture of the Bobcat Soccer squad after Kaylee Davis’s goal.
Squad goals! Photo by Ethan Hunt.

The Longhorns then proceeded to dominate possession the rest of the half and the Bobcats went into halftime down 2-1. The Longhorns had 11 shots on goal compared to 4 from the Bobcats at the end of the first half.

Texas State then attempted to battle back in the second half, however the Longhorns held strong, not allowing a single shot from the Bobcats. The Longhorns brought the pressure with a barrage of shots (eight to be exact) in the second half. However, the Bobcats back four held strong along with two big saves from Heather Martin.

The final score ended up being Longhorns: 2, Bobcats: 1. All in all, it was a hard-fought battle from the Bobcats and was a tough test to prepare them for their upcoming conference schedule.

The Bobcats will play UL-Monroe, Sept. 7, at home to open up conference play.

Featured image by Ethan Hunt.

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