By Ryan Liguez
The Texas State women’s soccer team (5-5-1,2-3-0 Sun Belt) started off the game with the first goal against the Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-3-1, 3-0-0 Sun Belt) the Red Wolves would go on to score three unanswered goals to take the Friday night matchup 3-1. Ending the Bobcats three-game home winning streak.
It was a defensive battle at the beginning of the first half with both teams not allowing many shots on goal until Kiara Gonzalez scoring in the 25th minute of the match with an assist off the crossbar by Mya Ulloa. Several minutes later ASU’s headed in a corner kick to tie the game 1-1 in the 31st minute.
Bobcats sophomore MF/F Haley Shaw would go down with an injury in the first half with senior Ally Kewish coming to fill her position. Head coach Kat Conner felt that Shaw’s injury did play a bit of a factor in the outcome of the game.
“It affected it a little bit,” Conner said. “ I thought Ally went out there and played pretty well, but she is missed there is no doubt about it. She is a great player for us and it hurts to lose her.”
The Red Wolves continued their fast pace play coming out of halftime scoring in the 54th minute on a shot by Emma Riales making it 2-1. The Bobcats while being able to push their way down the field multiple times were not able to respond back to the goal. In the 70th minute, Aliyah Williamson scored the game’s final goal with an assist from Sarah Sodoma making the final score 3-1.
The Bobcats got outshot in this matchup with Arkansas State having 20 Shots on goal while Texas State had 16. ASU’s goalie Megan McClure had two saves for the game. Coach Conner attributed the loss to miscommunication between the team.
“We didn’t solve what they were doing,” Conner said “In the second half it was just miscommunication. We thought we solved it, but it seemed the players didn’t understand what we were saying.”
The Bobcats will be looking to end their three-game losing streak with their home matchup against the Little Rock Trojans(6-3-3, 2-0-2 Sun Belt) at 1 p.m. on Oct. 3rd.
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