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Troy soccer ends season with loss to South Alabama

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy soccer team concluded its 2016 season with a 0-1 loss at the hands of South Alabama in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament on Wednesday. The rivalry game, played in Mobile, went down to the final minutes of regulation before South Alabama’s Ashlynn Jones took full advantage of a defensive mistake along the backline. That put goalkeeper Mikki Lewis in a near-impossible one-on-one matchup. Jones’ goal was one of seven shots the Jaguars (13-5-1, 8-3 Sun Belt) took in the second half, […]

by · November 3, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
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Troy soccer tops Texas State on Senior Night

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The final two home games of the 2016 season resulted in a loss and a win for the Troy soccer team as it lost 0-2 to Coastal Carolina and defeated Texas State 2-1. The Trojans (7-7-3, 3-3-2 Sun Belt) surrendered an early lead to Coastal Carolina and never bounced back. Both teams fired 14 shots that evening, and the Chanticleers (9-5-2, 6-2-1 Sun Belt) had one more on target than the Trojans’ six. The hosts took 11 of those shots in the second half, but it […]

by · October 20, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
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Soccer gives Jaguars first Sun Belt loss in 33 games

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team handed South Alabama its first Sun Belt loss in 33 matches, claiming a 1-0 victory in Mobile on Friday. Freshman midfielder Kiersten Edlund bagged her first collegiate goal in the seventh minute when the South Alabama defense failed to clear a ball that fell to the Florida native. The Trojans (6-6-3, 2-2-2 Sun Belt) went on to fire only three more shots that half with six total and three on target. Despite the muted offensive display, the Trojans took home a victory […]

by · October 13, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
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Trojan soccer ties, falls in road overtime games

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Troy soccer team’s struggles continued against Georgia State and Georgia Southern as it drew and lost to each team, respectively. Both games added to Troy’s current four-game double-overtime streak, and its sixth overtime game in its past seven contests. At Georgia State (4-3-5, 1-1-3 Sun Belt), the Trojans outshot their hosts 16-5 and racked up nine corners. Troy (5-6-3, 1-2-2 Sun Belt) was stifled in front of goal, however, with six Panther saves controlling all shots on target. Junior goalkeeper Mikki Lewis was only called […]

by · October 6, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
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Troy soccer drops home contest against ULL

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team fell at home to UL-Lafayette on Sunday, Sept. 25, despite fighting back from a two-goal deficit to force overtime. Thirteen minutes into that overtime, the fourth they have played this season, the Trojans (5-5-2, 1-1-1 Sun Belt) gave up the winning goal, losing 3-2. The hosts were bombarded with crosses in the opening minutes of the match. Failed clearances and well-timed pressure led to two early goals for the Ragin’ Cajuns (6-5-1, 2-1-1 Sun Belt). Senior forward Yazmin Montoya gave the lead […]

by · September 29, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
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Soccer wins, draws first two SBC games

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Troy soccer team snapped its winless streak in a pair of weekend home games, defeating Appalachian State and playing a draw against Arkansas State. After going four games without a win, the Trojans (5-4-2, 1-0-1 Sun Belt) returned to the Troy Soccer Complex and cruised to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Mountaineers (5-5, 0-2 Sun Belt). Junior defender Haley Roberson assisted senior forward Abby Reynolds twice in that game as Reynolds opened the weekend with a brace, and sophomore Brooke McKee sealed the match […]

by · September 22, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/ Holly Ammons)

PHOTO GALLERY: Soccer — Troy vs. Arkansas State 2016

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by · September 18, 2016 · Photo Galleries, Soccer, Sports
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Troy’s road struggles continue

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Troy soccer team has now gone four games without a win as it played a 0-0 draw at Mercer on Friday, Sept. 9, and lost at Florida State 1-0 on Sunday, Sept. 11. The traveling Trojans (4-4-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) put up stalwart defensive performances over the course of both games, allowing 24 total shots—only five on target and just one beating the keeper. Against Mercer (2-4-1, Southern), the Trojans reeled off 15 shots with three on target, while the hosts managed only six shots. […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
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Trojan soccer drops two in a row

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team hit a two-game losing skid in the start to its season, falling at the hands of UT Martin and Ole Miss late in each game. The second loss of the regular season for the Trojans (4-3, 0-0 Sun Belt) came when they traveled to Skyhawk Field to take on UT Martin. The score was tied at zero until UT Martin let in an own goal to give the Trojans the advantage in the 46th minute. The Skyhawks clawed their way back into […]

by · September 8, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
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Troy soccer dominates at home, wins three in a row

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team trounced three opponents in a row this weekend as Belmont, Jacksonville State and Alabama State all fell at the hands of the Trojan Classic hosts. On Friday, Aug. 26, sophomore Brooke McKee of Madison was first on the score sheet as the Trojans (4-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) dominated the first half and took the lead in the 13th minute. The home side had to hold off a second-half onslaught from the visitors, who racked up six shots in the second half compared […]

by · September 1, 2016 · Soccer, Sports