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Bobcats shutout UTSA rivals for nation-setting undefeated streak

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Daisy Colon, Sports Reporter

September 1, 2019

The Texas State Bobcats traveled down I-35 to their UTSA rivals for a 1-0 win on Friday night, setting two new records to their already-accomplished season. The win marks the program's third shutout of the season, bringing their overall record to 3-0 for the first time in Bobcat soccer history. The...

Soccer breaks three records on opening weekend

A Texas State soccer player brings the ball downfield.

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

When Genesis Turman put away the Bobcat’s lone goal in the shutout game against Prairie View A&M University in San Marcos on Sunday, she probably didn’t know that the goal would help break three records. Texas State shattered their program record in the blazing Sunday heat with 15 consecutive...

Sports Podcast: ‘Cats Got Our Tongues Ep. 21

A graphic of a mouth without a tongue.

Andrew Zimmel, Sean Anchondo, and Colton McWilliams

August 9, 2019

TXST Sports Prez Andrew Zimmel and sports reporter Sean Anchondo break down Texas State’s schedule — specifically the November 2nd matchup against the Ragin Cajuns in Lafayette, Louisiana. Also, Colton McWilliams talks about Bobcat Media Day and the preseason awards volleyball and soccer have...

Kat Conner: The heartbeat of women’s soccer

Head coach Kat Conner directs players on the field. Courtesy photo by Texas State Athletics.

Jordan Drake

February 25, 2019

Steel is strong and unmoving, but when placed into the intense fires of a forge, it becomes workable and emerges stronger. Texas State women's soccer coach Kat Conner has embraced this heat for most of her career. Allowing those challenges to mold her into the coach she is today. Conner began playing...

Texas State finds success in 2018 campaign despite heartbreaking finish

The Texas State soccer team prepares to take the field for the tournament game. Photo Courtesy of Sun Belt Conference photo archive

Anthony Flores

November 27, 2018

Following Texas State's soccer team's Nov. 4 conclusion of their 2018 campaign, head coach Kat Conner and her squad look back at a triumphant season. The team won the Sun Belt Conference regular season title and achieved an overall record of 11-5-4, with 8-0-2 in conference play. All five of the Bobcats...

Soccer clinches conference title on Senior Day

Texas State soccer celebrates it's conference championship win Oct. 1

Daisy Colon

October 26, 2018

Bobcat soccer won 1-0 over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Senior Day Oct. 21 to walk away with the Sun Belt Conference title, leaving them as the No. 1 seed for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. With Sunday's victory in hand, Texas State finished regular season play at an overall record of...

Soccer coach sets goals for 19th year

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Anthony Flores

September 7, 2018

Cultivating and nurturing an athletic program into a perennial championship contender is a tough task, but head coach Kat Conner has spent almost 19 years perfecting the formula. Heading into her 19th year, Conner has built the Bobcats women's soccer program into a success. Conner first came to Texas...

Junior midfielder hungers for success


Daisy Colon

July 13, 2018

After a largely successfully 2017 season, the women's soccer team is preparing to kick off the 2018 campaign against Incarnate Word Aug. 11 in an neutral-site exhibition match. This year marks the program's 20th season, a significant milestone for the team. After a tough loss to Coastal Carolina in...

The No. 2 seed in the conference ends its season

Anthony Flores

November 11, 2017

The Texas State Bobcats held the No. 2 seed in their conference and boasted a 10-6-1 season record heading into the Sun Belt Conference tournament Nov. 1. At the end of the second overtime period against Coastal Carolina in the quarterfinal, the season was over. It was a game-winning goal from the...

Goalkeeper saves the day

Heather Martin, sophomore goalkeeper, clears the ball away from the goal

Orlando Williams

November 8, 2017

It didn’t take long for Heather Martin, sophomore goalkeeper, to realize that soccer was the sport for her, but she made sure she had a taste of every sport before she committed to the one. Martin tried basketball, volleyball and softball. Lastly, she tried soccer, and knew she found what she was...

Soccer gains success after a 2016 losing season

Renny Moore, freshman midfielder

Andrew Zimmel

November 4, 2017

The Texas State women's soccer team has been one of the most successful Bobcat teams this season. After a rough start of the pre-season and regular season, the Bobcats capitalized when the Sun Belt Conference games rolled around, winning eight of their 10 conference games. That 8-2 record not only...

Soccer senior hopes to go out on top

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Anthony Flores

November 3, 2017

Sports affect different people from a variety of backgrounds, each one taking away something different and unique to themselves. Whether you view it as an escape or simply as a game, there’s no denying it builds character. Alyssa Phelan, senior midfielder, has played soccer all her life and with...

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