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Locker room talk: Ross Fitzpatrick

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 21, 2020

Ross Fitzpatrick, kinesiology senior, started his soccer journey in the streets of Waterford, Ireland with the dream to play soccer professionally. "My childhood was just playing soccer on the streets every day with all my friends, at lunch in school and after school just on the road or whatever small...

Women’s soccer kicks off spring season

Micah Wilson

March 9, 2020

The women’s soccer team kicked off its spring season last week with a home opener against Navarro Junior College. The game took place on Monday, March 7 and ended in a 0-0 tie. The scoreless match was the result of a back-and-forth 90-minute battle between both teams. Head coach Ryan Spence said...

Men’s soccer snaps losing streak

Shot at goals

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 8, 2019

Men's soccer snapped its three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over St. Edward's University on senior night Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Taylor Lampe (No. 1), goalkeeper and exercise physiology junior, starred for the team on the defensive side of the ball. Lampe didn't cede a single goal despite...

Women’s soccer shuts out UTPB 3-0

Avery Lewis

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 28, 2019

Women’s soccer (4-9-1) rode a dominant first half to a 3-0 shutout over the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. The girls scored all three of their goals in the first 45 minutes of the match. Nicole Marsolek (No. 2), defender and general business freshman, rocke...

Day in the life of Julia Orozco

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Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 23, 2019

From 6:45 a.m. weights to 6 p.m. practice with a day full of classes in between, Julia Orozco, nursing sophomore, has minimal free time. Being a part of the women's soccer team and preparing to enter the nursing program makes for a busy day. Orozco came all the way from McKinney, Texas where her family...

Daraja Children’s Choir joins together with athletes

Women's soccer team gather for picture with Daraja Children's Choir from Uganda before an afternoon of soccer. Photo credits: Chelsea Knaack

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Between the games and singing, everyone around was grinning ear to ear in the presences of 17 children from Uganda in the Daraja Children’s Choir. The women’s soccer team was able to play soccer with the singers as well as watch them perform. Daraja is a group of children from ages 9-13 that come to ...

Women’s soccer team loses to Eastern New Mexico

Paige Champagne, Reporter

October 1, 2018

The women’s soccer team lost 1-2 to Eastern New Mexico Sunday at Stang Park. Head Coach Ryan Spence attributes some of the failure to the coaches themselves. “We didn’t match the intensity,” Spence said, “...at the end of the day this team’s hungry because I left them last year and this...

Men’s soccer beats St. Mary’s 3-1

Kinesiology junior and forward Sergio Lara embraces sports and leisure studies junior and defender Dylan Burke after scoring the first goal of the match against St Mary's University. Sep 20. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter

September 21, 2018

The men's soccer team remained undefeated and improved to 6-0 on the season, with a 3-1 win against the No. 11-ranked St. Mary's Rattlers . "We were fortunate enough to play a top team in the country at home. I've asked for an extra ten percent from all of our guys and everyone put forth that extra ten during ...

Men’s soccer beats Newman 3-1

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Andrea Hall, Reporter

September 18, 2018

The men's soccer team defeated Newman 3-1 on Saturday, making that their 28 straight win. Although the team won, head coach Michael Meachum said that the team "didn't quiet show up." "After this game we plan on working on everything," Meachum said. "We were not good today. We played really well the...

Men’s soccer begin conference play with Mustangs 3-1 victory

Kinesiology junior and forward Sergio Lara attempts to gain possession from a Rodgers State player near the MSU goal on Sept. 13. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

September 14, 2018

The men’s soccer team began the Heartland Conference program with a 3-1 victory over the Roger State Hillcats in front of a crowd of 503 at Stang Park Sept. 13. The Mustangs got off to a rousing start with forward Sergio Lara, scoring a close range from eight yards thanks to an assist from midfielder...

Monday with the Mustangs has new structure

Kyle Williams, director of athletics, speaks out at the Board of Regents meeting in the Hardin building at Midwestern State University to discuss campus information about the sports teams on Nov. 9, 2017. Photo by Harlie David

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

September 8, 2018

The Department of Athletics staff will host its second Monday with the Mustangs to raise awareness of MSU coaches, staff and athletes with the community. Monday with the Mustangs will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott on Sept. 10 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Kyle Williams, director of athletics, said the idea is to use venues as a p...

Women’s Soccer defeats New Mexico Highlands in opening game

Early childhood education junior and forward Avery Lewis takes a run up the field against New Mexico Highlands University. August 30. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

August 31, 2018

With a win of 2-1 during overtime, the women's soccer team defeated New Mexico Highlands on Aug. 30. The team also opened with a newly appointed head coach, Ryan Spence, graduate assistant coach for men's soccer in 2014. "I wanted to be [head women's coach because] this is my alma mater, and I think...

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