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October 13th, 2008
Bobcats take two, move up Southland soccer standings


The Texas State women’s soccer team climbed near the very top of the Southland Conference standings with two wins during the second weekend of league games, in one case turning up its most dominant performance of the season and, in the other, toughing out a 1-0 heart stopper.

The Bobcats beat Southeastern Louisiana, 1-0, on Oct. 10. The Bobcats scored the game’s only goal in the 82nd minute, when Britney Curry drew Southeastern goaltender Lacey Bockhaus out of the mouth, then dished to Erica Michaud, who put in her fourth goal of the season.

“Tonight was like any rival game,” said Texas State head coach Kat Conner. “Possession flew back and forth the entire game and both teams were fighting hard for respect. The tough thing is that someone has to be on the losing end and tonight we came out on top. We fought very hard for the goal and walked away with the win.”

The Bobcats beat Nicholls State, 7-0, on Oct. 12 as six different players scored goals. Curry scored twice for the Bobcats, who took 26 shots, 16 of them on goal. The Bobcats allowed Nicholls State to take only two shots on goal.

Texas State scored two goals in the first 14 minutes to win it going away.

Mandi Mawyer and Deborah Ross combined the shutout against Nicholls State, while Mawyer posted the shutout against Southeastern. The Bobcats, 7-3-3, have recorded eight shutouts this season.

Stephen F. Austin leads the Southland at 3-0, while Texas State and McNeese State are tied for second at 3-0-1. The Bobcats and McNeese State tied each other earlier this season.

The Bobcats will play at Sam Houston State Friday, then play at Stephen F. Austin with first place on the line Sunday, possibly with first place on the line.

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