The Arkansas State women’s soccer team dropped its second straight Sun Belt Conference match with a 2-1 defeat at Texas State on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Wolves (5-4-2, 2-2-0) fell behind early when the Bobcats’ Kaylee Davis scored the first of her two goals on the afternoon in the 10th minute on a shot from just inside the 18-yard box.
Despite trailing by a goal at halftime, A-State outshot Texas State by a count of 10-4 in the first half and had a 3-2 edge in shots on goal. The Red Wolves also held a 2-1 edge in corners at the break.
Texas State (6-5-1, 4-0-1) added to its lead in the 62nd minute when Davis scored again on a shot from the left side of the net to the far right side to go up 2-1.
A-State refused to go away however, and closed to within one goal when Taylor Schneider connected on her first score of the season in the 78th minute. Schneider put in a header off a corner kick from Riley Ebenroth.
The Red Wolves continued to push their attack forward in the final 10 minutes of the match and had scoring opportunities that narrowly missed tying up the match.
Freshman Madison Garrison took a shot that sailed high in the 82nd minute, while Victoria MacInotsh had an attempt blocked close to the goal. Riley Ebenroth attempted to swing in a corner in the 83rd minute and then had her rebound attempt blocked and cleared away from danger.
A-State returns home to host South Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the A-State Soccer Park. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.