Hockey- Texas State

Longhorns shutout Bobcats

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By Daven Meredith

KTSW Sports Reporter


Cedar Park, TX- Texas State Hockey is shut out by The University of Texas 11-0 in their home opener at the Crossover in Cedar Park. 

The Bobcats are coming off an impressive start to the season, sweeping the University of Houston in their opening two-game series. Still, they needed help finding an answer on offense in their Friday night matchup, totaling 19 shots on goal compared to the Longhorns 74. 

The Longhorns scoring barrage started early as the Horns slipped a score past Bobcats goalkeeper Colton Miller in the first 34 seconds of the opening face-off, which would set the tone of the match. 

The Longhorns would continue to pressure the Bobcats early in the first period due to a premature tripping penalty that sent Bobcats senior defenseman Chase Peppared to the penalty box for a quick Longhorns power play and score by freshman center Alex Furton in the first three minutes.  

Photo #: Microsoft Teams-image (4) (4).jpgAlt- Text: Bobcats watch as the Longhorns add on to their lead. Location: Crossover in Cedar Park Date: September 29, 2023 Photo Credit: Audrey Pasillas
Bobcats watch as the Longhorns add on to their lead. | Audrey Pasillas

Furton led the game with three of the 11 goals scored by the Longhorns, while Freshman forward Owen Just led the game with two assists.  

The Longhorns would continue their scoring spree with 21 shots on goal in the first period, which led to a 4-0 lead. 

The Bobcats would get most of their chances to get on the board in the first period with seven shots on goal and no scores to show for it, which would be the most opportunities the Cats would see in three periods. 

Texas State coach Garry Cummins and the Bobcats would tighten up on defense in the second period, allowing only two goals scored, but the frustration and penalties would mount as the Bobcats would end with 16 total penalties on the night.  

Longhorns freshman winger Charlie Drage would tack on two of the four goals scored in the third period for the shutout.  

The Bobcats look to bounce back offensively in their next matchup against North Texas on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Crossover in Cedar Park.

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