Rapid fire scoring lifts Warhawks over Texas State

If there’s one thing that ULM has shown this season, it’s that they like to score goals. 

The Warhawks easily moved past the Texas State Bobcats on Friday after scoring two goals in two minutes during the second half. With the win 3-1 over Texas State, the Warhawks improved their win streak to four games.

With one game still left on the schedule, the Hawks shattered the school record for most goals in a single season with 45.

The win improved ULM’s record to 11-3-1 and moved them into a tie for fifth place in conference with a record of 4-3-1.

The winning goals came back-to-back in the second half for the Hawks off the feet of senior Theoni Zerva and freshman Taylor Henry in the 54th and 55th minutes.

ULM held the Bobcats to one goal in the match that came in the 56th minute.

The Warhawks started the scoring early getting on the board first. Junior Kathryn Yarbrough scored in the 19th minute off an assist from sophomore Lucia Lobato. 

The offensive would be stifled for both teams after this goal though, as the score would stay 1-0 at half.

The second half is when things started to pick up for both teams as there were three goals scored in 3 minutes.

The second goal for ULM came from Zerva when she scored unassisted in the 54th minute. The third goal for the Hawks came quickly after when Henry scored her first career goal off an assist from midfielder Aysha Bentick in the 55th minute.

These three goals would be all ULM would need as they got the win 3-1 over the Bobcats. Texas State outshot the Warhawks 15-10. 

But ULM had the advantage in shots on goal with six, whereas the Bobcats only had five.

Junior goalie Haley Hillock played another solid game in goal with four saves.

ULM also had more corner kicks than the and less fouls than the Bobcats.

Head coach Sean Fraser commented that this was a great outing for the Hawks, but they still have a lot to work on moving into postseason. 

“The first 25 minutes, we were excellent in possession and then after that I thought we defended a little too much tonight,” Fraser said. “That said, we scored three great goals that we are very happy with.”

ULM will finish out regular season play at home against the Troy Trojans this Thursday at 1 p.m.