San Jose, Calif. - Despite controlling pace of play throughout the game, and outshooting its opponent, San Jose State women's soccer (3-8-1, 1-2-0 WAC) was downed by Texas State University, 3-1, in a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match at Spartan Stadium Friday night.
"Tonight is a great summation of our season so far," said Spartans head coach Jeff Leightman. "I thought we dominated the game from start to finish, but we gave up goals at inopportune times."
The Bobcats (5-8-1, 2-1-0 WAC) opened scoring five minutes in to the match when Lynsey Curry slid the ball past Zoe Makrigiannis's left side.
But at the 66-minute mark, junior Amanda Heins knotted the score when she netted her second goal in as many games off of a Megan Molina penalty kick.
"While we fought back to tie the game," said Leightman, "we allowed Texas State to score within the next couple of minutes."
Taylor Person's goal, just under four minutes later at the 69:29 mark, regained the Bobcats' lead. Curry's scored her second goal of the game in the 90 minute to close out scoring for the game.
Makrigiannis made three saves for the Spartans, while Bobcat Natalie Gardini recorded seven saves.
Seven Spartans got off shots, with Alex Jimenez and Kelsey Lord leading with four each. Lord now stands at third place on the career shots list (145).
"For us, the difference between winning and losing games is our mentality and focus in the moment," said Leightman. "There has to be a point where we learn our lesson because this is the fourth or fifth game where we have outplayed our opponent and still lost."
San Jose State continues its weekend home stand Sunday, October 7, at 12:00 p.m. with a conference match against the UTSA Roadrunners.