MSU Women's Soccer: Catney Lifts Mustangs Past West Texas A&M

Midwestern State' Katy Catney has proven to be a living terror against West Texas A&M.

The junior midfielder was at it again Sunday afternoon giving MSU a 1-0 Lone Star Conference win over the rival Lady Buffs with a drive off of her right foot on a free kick in the 84th minute.

"It's a rival game and I've always stepped up for those," Catney said. "Coach gets us ready in the locker room and it's just a different mentality to step out onto the field with."

Midwestern State generated opportunity after opportunity earning 13 corner kicks while working for 20 shots. The Mustangs even had three shots saved off of the line and five others saved by West Texas A&M senior goalkeeper Yvette Bedoy.

They had nothing on the scoreboard to demonstrate the dominance in the run of play.

"We like to generate shots, corners and get to the end line to attack them with our speed. We were able to do that but we've got to deliver a little more production off of our corners," Trimble said. "For two games in a row, we've been able to generate a ton of chances. We've given ourselves a lot of opportunities to score. Right now, that's all we can say. We've got to start taking advantage of them."

Then for the second consecutive game, the Mustangs were able to create off of the aggressive play of sophomore Ashley Cottrell.

Friday night, Cottrell battled for a ball in the offensive third which resulted in an Emily Saville goal in a 1-1 draw against Eastern New Mexico, but Sunday controlled a ball in traffic just 10 yards outside of the top of the box earning a foul which resulted in the decisive restart.

Catney lined up the shot from 25 yards out with one thing in mind.

"I found out we actually called a play called on that," she said. "With less than 10 minutes to go and to have the ball right there, it's got to be on frame. It has to be a goal. The team played well and I'm glad we got the result."

It was her second goal of the season and fourth career goal against the Lady Buffs including two goals in her freshman season before adding another last fall.

"She had the option on that play to either chip it in or drive it in and that's her option," Trimble said. "Everyone just crashes. She decided she was going to hit and that's fine with me. We got the result."

Midwestern State continues its home stand Friday night against Texas A&M-Commerce. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.