HAYS COUNTY – The Texas State soccer team battled and clawed for 90 minutes but came out on the short-end of a 2-1 contest with Appalachian State Monday afternoon at the Foley Sports Complex.
With the loss, the Bobcats conclude their season 7-8-2 overall while the Mountaineers are now 7-10-1 and will face Georgia State in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
APP got the scoring started in the 10th minute when Brecklyn Monteith was able to dribble by a couple of defenders and send her shot past the goalkeeper.
In the 21st minute, the Bobcats forced a turnover in APP’s defensive half. A give and go between Alana Clark and Kamaria Williams ended with Williams sending a cross into the box. Kiara Gonzales charged into the box and slammed the shot into he back of the net to tie the match 1-1.
A cross in from Zoe Junior saw Mya Ulloa get her head on the ball. However, the keeper made a diving save to keep the contest tied late in the 30th minute.
In the 52nd minute, a bad clearance allowed the Mountaineers’ Audrey Viso to put a long distance shot into the top right corner to back up in front 2-1.
TXST had three opportunities in a 20-second span to tie the match. One shot was stopped by the keeper, another hit off a defender and the third attempt via Clark went just over the crossbar.
Long distance shots from Addison Gaetano and Zoe Junior saw them go over the bar and get gloved by the keeper, respectively.
A late charge in the final minutes was able to produce a long attempt by Gabie Jones that was retrieved out of the air.
The Bobcats outshot the Mountaineers 17-8 led by Junior’s four attempts. Both Gonzales and Ulla took three shots apiece.
Beth Agee made one save on the afternoon in her 13th start of the season.