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Lady Demons fall in home opener to Texas State
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A goal from Lynsey Curry in the 14th minute gave Texas State the lead and a goal from Michelle Bucy in the 88th minute added insurance that gave the Bobcats a 3-1 win over the Northwestern State soccer team Aug. 23 in the season opener.

Curry put the ball in the net for Texas State (1-0) on a corner kick taken by Tori Hale, the Bobcats’ leading point-getter from the 2012 season.   

Bucy iced the game with a goal when she grabbed the rebound on a shot from Sydney Curry.  It was the second goal that Texas State scored on a rebound.

“We had a lot of chances to win the game,” said George Van Linder, who is in his second season at NSU. “First and foremost, Texas State is a good team, but we had a lot of opportunities that we didn’t capitalize on and gave up some soft goals.”

The Bobcats struck first in the fifth minute on a rebound goal from Gabbi Cottee.  NSU goalkeeper Brooke Bourbonais made excellent play to get a save on a shot from Hale, but could not hold on to it.

“We’re just disappointed we gave up two rebounds,” said Van Linder. “[I would] love to get that opportunity back, but we don’t get that.  They are a good team, and that was a disappointing loss.”

Senior forward Yanci Johnson gave Northwestern State a goal to tie the match at 1-1 in the 14th minute.  

“Yanci always plays very hard and has been doing a lot of good things,” said Van Linder. “The biggest thing about Yanci is her hard work and her effort.

“She is constantly putting on pressure and had a lot of good chances, and landed one of those,” he said.

Johanna Sigvardsson slipped Johnson a pass from the outside to give Sigvardsson the first assist of her career.

Bourbonais (0-1) got the start in the goal for NSU and played 35 minutes.  She allowed two goals and had one save.  Jessica Danku came in for 55 minutes and allowed a goal and collected six saves.

Bobcat keeper Natalie Gardini played the entire match and had four saves.
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