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Troy soccer rolls past Appalachian State, win fourth straight

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Troy socccer team recorded seven goals in two games this weekend, as it dismantled Texas State 4-1 on Friday, Oct. 9, and Appalachian State 3-0 on Sunday, Oct. 11. With the pair of victories, the Trojans (11-3, 4-1 Sun Belt) earned two more impressive conference wins and improved their home record to 5-1 this season. Troy started its pair of weekend games with a matchup against Texas State (8-4, 2-2 Sun Belt), which saw the home team tear apart the Bobcats’ defense.    “When it’s […]

by · October 15, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
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Soccer picks up pair of Sun Belt wins

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team notched two more away victories over the weekend, beating both ULM and UL Lafayette by a score of 1-0. The match against the University of Louisiana-Monroe (6-7, 0-3 Sun Belt) on Friday, Oct. 2, was the setting for the Trojans’ (9-3, 2-1 Sun Belt) first conference victory of the season. The visitors jumped out to a quick lead, and it proved to be all that they would need. They won 1-0. In the third minute, senior midfielder Alissa Jones made a shot […]

by · October 8, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
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Soccer sets attendance record, but falls 2-1 against South Alabama

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Troy soccer team fell at the hands of South Alabama 2-1 on Friday, Sept. 25, in front of a record crowd of 1,365 fans. It was the second time this season that the attendance record has been broken at the Troy Soccer Complex. South Alabama (7-3-1, 1-0 Sun Belt) got off to a quick start with a goal in the fourth minute, when sophomore midfielder Chelsea Followwell’s shot hit the back of the net.  The Jaguars secured a controlling lead a half-hour later, as defender […]

by · October 1, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
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Troy soccer cruises into conference play

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team dominated both the stat sheets and the score lines this weekend, defeating Tennessee Tech 3-0 on Friday, Sept. 18, and Belmont by a slimmer margin of 2-1 on Sunday, Sept. 20. Three Trojans found the back of the net en route to a road victory against Tennessee Tech (2-4-3, 0-0 Ohio Valley).  Senior defender Payton Donley of Woodstock, Georgia, scored her first goal of the season in the 43rd minute as Troy (7-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) gained the lead it maintained to […]

by · September 24, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
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Troy soccer wins twice at Trojan Classic

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Trojan soccer team emerged from a pair of weekend matches with two more victories in the season. The hosts won both games of the Trojan Classic, beating UT Martin 2-1 on Friday, Aug. 28, and Louisiana Tech 1-0 on Sunday, Aug. 30. Troy (4-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) netted two early goals in the game against UT Martin. The Skyhawks (1-3, 0-0 Ohio Valley) clawed their way back into the game with a score in the 53rd minute from freshman midfielder Sydney Norris to make it […]

by · September 3, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
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Troy soccer wins two of first three

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Troy soccer team started another promising season with wins against Gardner-Webb and Alabama State, and a narrow loss on the road to Alabama. Junior forward Abby Reynolds scored twice to lead the Trojans (2-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) to a 2-0 victory against Gardner-Webb (0-2, 0-0 Big South) in front of a record crowd at the Troy Soccer Complex last Friday night. The win marked the team’s first victory of the regular season and their first shutout. The 863 fans in attendance was a new all-time […]

by · August 27, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
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Soccer picks up exhibition win

Scott McLendon Staff Writer A flurry of goals in the second half propelled the Troy soccer team to a 3-0 victory at Murray State on Saturday, Aug. 15. The match was the last of the pre-season exhibitions for the Trojans before they begin regular season play later this week. After losing their first exhibition match, they looked to bounce back against the Racers. The Trojans started out aggressive offensively, and as a result had two goals disallowed in the first half due to offside calls. Senior midfielder Jasmine Fahrnbauer opened […]

by · August 20, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
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Troy soccer preview for 2015 season

Scott McLendon Staff Writer The Troy University women’s soccer program starts exhibition play on Tuesday, Aug. 8, as they look to build on last years’ success. The Trojans are coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history, having broken 20 school records during the 2014 season. “I think we’ll finish in the top two in the regular season,” said head coach Jason Hamilton. “We were playing with a skeleton crew last season and we did well. This year we have more depth.” Coach Hamilton said the junior […]

by · August 12, 2015 · Soccer, Sports
Junior midfielder Alissa Jones has been on national charts recently for her outstanding soccer performances this season. (PHOTO/Jennifer Carlisle)

Soccer team finishes season strong

Michael Shipma Staff Writer The Troy soccer team’s season came to a close on Sunday, Nov. 9, when it fell to South Alabama 1-0 in the Sun Belt Conference championship game. The Trojans won their first two games of the tournament 1-0 against UL Lafayette and Texas State. Troy (16-6, 6-3 Sun Belt) started the SBC tournament, which was hosted by South Alabama in Mobile, against UL Lafayette on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The Trojans had already played the Ragin’ Cajuns (9-8-2, 4-4-1 Sun Belt) earlier in the season on Oct. […]

by · November 13, 2014 · Soccer, Sports
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Soccer team seizes second seed in Sun Belt tournament

Michael Shipma Staff Writer The Troy soccer team finished the regular season this weekend with a pair of 3-0 wins on the road, against UALR and Arkansas State. The Trojans (14-5, 6-3 Sun Belt) recorded their 11th shutout of the season this weekend and moved up to second in the Sun Belt standings going into the conference tournament. Troy’s first match of the weekend came on Friday, Oct. 24, as the Trojans continued to prove their worth on the field. The match remained a stalemate in the first 25 minutes, […]

by · October 30, 2014 · Soccer, Sports