Trojans face ULM at home Thursday

(PHOTO/April Irvin)   Caleb Odom Sports Editor   The Troy soccer team (7-9) plays its last home match of the season against ULM today, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. The Trojans are hot off a 1-0 victory Sunday, Oct. 20, at home against in-state and conference rival South Alabama. It was a game that Troy dominated with control of the ball despite the low score. “I thought it was a championship quality match that we saw, and I think there was elements of girls having to battle,” Troy head coach…

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Chris Pickett: the interception that won the game

(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)   Caleb Odom Sports Editor   Troy football (4-3) was able to out duel the Georgia State Panthers Saturday, Oct. 12, for the 35-28 win because of some quality defense in the fourth quarter, and the biggest play might just have been the one Chris Pickett made. The senior free safety, Pickett, had to endure the first half stuck in the Atlanta Falcons’ locker room because of a penalty in the South Alabama game on Oct. 5, which got him kicked out of the game. “Going into the…

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Trojan soccer playing for conference ranking

(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)   Caleb Odom Sports Editor   The Troy Soccer team (6-9) is looking to get an important conference win against South Alabama on Sunday, Oct. 20 at home to improve its position in the impending conference tournament. The Trojans have a spot in the tournament but much is to be determined about who they will play once the matches begin on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in San Marcos, Texas. “Right now our focus is on South Alabama and getting a result is important,” Troy head coach Chris Bentley said.…

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Troy soccer preview for Arkansas State

(PHOTO/Jennifer Carlisle)   By Caleb Odom Sports Editor   After a 2-1 loss to Texas State on Sunday, Sept. 29, the Troy soccer team (4-7-0) looks to take down Arkansas State (6-3-2) for its first conference win a home today, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. For Trojan head coach Chris Bentley, this short week was about breaking down the film from the Texas State loss to show his team what it needed to improve on come Thursday. “I think after watching the video in particular, we identified that we just…

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Troy Football Duke Preview

Caleb Odom Sports Editor   After an ugly 62-7 massacre by Mississippi State last Saturday, Sept. 21, the Troy football team (2-2) looks to find a way to win on the road against Duke (2-2) this weekend. The Bulldogs racked up 551 total yards of offense, while Troy only had 186 and a game that Mississippi State scored 35 points in the second quarter alone. “Credit where credit is due,” Troy head coach Larry Blakeney said at the Monday press conference. “We couldn’t get the ball from them, and we…

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