Troy soccer opens Sun Belt play

TROY, Ala. (  ­– After a four-match road stretch, the Troy soccer team opens Sun Belt Conference play with a pair of games at the Troy Soccer Complex over the weekend. The Trojans host Appalachian State on Friday at 7 p.m. before taking on Arkansas State on Sunday at 1 p.m.

On Friday, both teams will wear specially designed warm-up jerseys as a part of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in support of Texas State head coach Kat Conner, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year.

The Trojans (4-4-1) were picked to finish second in the league for the second straight year. The team took No. 1 Florida State to overtime on Sunday before falling, 1-0. 



Overall Series: Series tied, 1-1

at Troy: TROY leads, 1-0

at Boone: APP leads, 1-0

at Neutral: 0-0

Last Meeting:

Oct. 11, 2015: Troy won, 3-0



Overall Series: TROY leads, 7-4

at Troy: TROY leads, 5-2

at Jonesboro: Series tied, 2-2

at Neutral: 0-0

Last Meeting:

Oct. 23, 2015: Troy won, 2-1



  • Troy finished its non-conference schedule with a 3-0 mark at home. The team is unbeaten at home since Aug. 30, 2013, the four-longest stretch in the NCAA.


  • Goalkeeper Mikki Lewis has posted four shutouts this season, second-most in the Sun Belt and 13th-most in the NCAA


  • Appalachian State’s Jane Cline leads the Sun Belt Conference with three game-winning goals.


  • Arkansas State paces the league with 7.83 saves per game.

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