PHOTO GALLERY: Soccer – Troy vs. Jacksonville State 2016

PHOTO GALLERY: Soccer – Troy vs. Jacksonville State 2016

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by · August 29, 2016 · Photo Galleries, Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/Kevin Glackmeyer)

Win factor: Who really needs new stuff?

Michael Shipma Sports Editor For as long as anyone can remember, the South has had a perpetual love affair with the sport of football. Not that that’s a bad thing, of course. I cherish Saturdays in the fall as much as the next guy, but what could we possibly be missing in our tunnel vision that’s so fully focused on football? What sports aren’t getting the same love from the university as football? The answer, at least at Troy, is all of them. However, the one that stands out the […]

by · August 25, 2016 · Football, Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/April Irvin)

Troy soccer opens regular season with win, loss

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team split its first two regular season games of 2016, defeating Gardner-Webb 2-0 on Friday and losing to Samford by the same margin on Sunday. Troy (1-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) put the pressure on the Runnin’ Bulldogs (0-1-1, 0-0 Big South) early, tallying seven shots in the first half. Despite the Trojans’ aggressive offensive play, they went into the locker room without a goal and a tied game. That all changed nine minutes into the second half when sophomore forward Brooke McKee buried […]

by · August 25, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/ Troy Athletics)

Trojan keeper looks to fans for support in 2016

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer Of 11 players named to the Sun Belt Preseason All-Conference Team, only one is a goalkeeper, and only one attends Troy University. Mikki Lewis fills both categories. As of Tuesday, Aug. 16, the junior has been selected for the prestigious list for her second consecutive year. While the psychology major from St. Johns, Florida, is honored to have received such an award, she insists that her success is due primarily to the supporting defense. “I was the only player from Troy that was named,” Lewis said, […]

by · August 25, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/Abbie Pickett)

Tide downs Troy soccer with late goal

Scott McLendon Staff Writer A penalty kick in the 90th minute gave Alabama the 2-1 edge over Troy soccer in an exhibition match at Orange Beach Sportsplex on Sunday, Aug. 14. After 61 minutes, the score was still tied at zero. The Crimson Tide’s Lacey Clarida then headed home a corner from Christina Martensson, breaking the deadlock. Troy equalized but was unable to keep the home team from stealing the win late. “Alabama was the better team,” head coach Jason Hamilton said. “You can tell their group took advantage of […]

by · August 17, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/April Irvin)

Troy soccer looks to stay hot in 2016

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team concluded spring play Saturday, Apr. 16, with losses to Kennesaw State and Mercer in Macon, Georgia. The Trojans ended with a 4-2-1 record, outscoring their opponents 11-5. “We’re really happy with how the spring went for us this year,” head coach Jason Hamilton said. “The spring is all about developing players and getting more experience on the field.  In that aspect it went really well.” This fall the Trojans will be adding 13 newcomers, 11 of which were signed on National Signing Day in […]

by · August 17, 2016 · Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/April Irvin)

Trojans fall to Georgia State in SBC championship semifinals

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Troy soccer team had its curtain call in the semifinal round of the Sun Belt Championship tournament, falling to Georgia State in a heartbreaking shootout that ended 4-2 on Friday, Nov. 6, at LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson, Georgia. The traveling Trojans (14-4-2, 6-2-1 Sun Belt) took the lead in the 37th minute when junior forward Annabell Simpson buried a headed pass from senior midfielder Jasmine Fahrnbauer. The Panthers (11-5-4, 4-4-1 Sun Belt) evened the tally in the 50th minute. Sophomore goalkeeper Mikki Lewis made […]

by · November 12, 2015 · Soccer, Sports

Troy soccer off to fast start at SBC tourney

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team is off to a successful start in the Sun Belt tournament, putting up a trio of goals against Georgia Southern to seal an impressive 3-0 first-round victory on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The Eagles (6-11-2, 3-5-1 Sun Belt) made a 12th-minute defensive substitution to try and cope with early pressure from Troy (14-4-1, 6-2-1 Sun Belt), but to no avail. Three different Trojans found the back of the net when dismantling the Eagles. Senior defender Payton Donley of Woodstock, Georgia, gave the Trojans […]

by · November 5, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/April Irvin)

Soccer honors its seniors, ends on a high note

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team clinched second place in the Sun Belt and concluded regular season play following a 2-1 victory over Arkansas State on Friday, Oct. 23, and a 0-0 tie against Little Rock on Sunday, Oct. 25. In its first match, Troy (13-4-1, 6-2-1 Sun Belt) dominated possession and was able to create more chances than the visiting Red Wolves (3-13-1, 6-2 Sun Belt). Sophomore defender Haley Roberson showed her offensive productivity repeatedly in the match, delivering cross after cross.  Junior forward Abby Reynolds scored […]

by · October 29, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
(PHOTO/Abbie Pickett)

Troy soccer splits a pair of road games

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team found mixed results this past weekend, defeating Georgia Southern 1-0 on Friday, Oct. 16, and falling 2-1 at Georgia State on Sunday, Oct. 18. The shutout against Georgia Southern (6-7-2, 3-2-1 Sun Belt) was the Trojans’ (12-4, 5-2 Sun Belt) seventh this season.  Both teams managed eight shots in the match, and though the Trojans made only two shots on target to the Eagles’ four, the visitors were able to come away with the victory. The contest quickly proved to be a […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Soccer, Sports