Undefeated Texas State Up Next for Islanders Soccer
CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's soccer team returns to the road on Friday night for a matchup with Texas State in San Marcos. It marks the first meeting in program history between the Islanders and Bobcats.
Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the Bobcat Soccer Complex.
A&M-Corpus Christi is coming off a solid opening weekend that saw the squad go undefeated without ceding a goal to its opponents. On Friday, the Islanders battled Houston to a 0-0 draw, with Megan Delaney making four saves to earn a shutout in her first collegiate action. The Islanders played even with the Cougars for most of the contest, and dominated the second overtime period, but could not produce a golden goal in the extra session.
On Sunday, the Islanders registered their first win of the 2014 campaign, delivering a 3-0 victory over Texas Southern. Bri Lugo scored in the third minute to give A&M-Corpus Christi all the offense it would need, but the Islanders added insurance tallies from Nanna Poulsen (69th) and Aulona Velaj (81st) to post the victory. Delaney made three more saves to earn her second clean sheet in as many contests.
The Bobcats come in to the weekend with an identical 1-0-1 record, earning a scoreless draw against UTEP before knocking off New Mexico State 2-1 in a pair of road contests. Kassi Hormuth scored in the 59th minute to break a 1-1 tie against the Aggies and lift the Bobcats to their first victory of the season. Tori Hale scored the other goal in the win for Texas State.
In net, Caitlynn Rinehart has surrendered just one goal in 200 minutes of action, making seven saves in the process. She turned aside both shots she faced against UTEP before stopping five of six against New Mexico State.