Comeback Kid

Comeback Kid

Men’s soccer player gives team boost in return from injury During a team practice on Sept. 3, 2014, junior forward J.T. Hawkins was in a full sprint trying to get the ball around one of the defenders. Suddenly, his right leg buckled under him. After taking a tumble to the...

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Women’s soccer team young, excited

Women’s soccer team young, excited

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated how many goals were scored by graduating seniors last year. The Mercury regrets this error. Despite going toe to toe with nationally ranked Hardin-Simmons in the ASC semi-finals last season, the Comets finished on the wrong end of the scoreboard. Heading into...

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Men’s soccer looks to build on past success

Men’s soccer looks to build on past success

After posting a 14-5-3 record and falling short in the 2014 ASC championship game, the men’s soccer team is looking to build on last years play — this time with a veteran-laden squad. A year removed from winning the ASC regular season, the Comets have been tabbed as the early...

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Men’s soccer falls in NCAA second round

Men’s soccer falls in NCAA second round

For the first time in program history, the men’s soccer team hosted the NCAA tournament from Nov. 15-16. Even though it hosted, the team wouldn’t have entered into the tournament if it were not for some very beneficial circumstances. After losing in the ASC tournament final to Hardin-Simmons on Nov....

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Updates

TEAMS FALL IN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS The women’s soccer team and volleyball season came to a close in the ASC tournament on Nov. 8. The women’s soccer team was taken out 2-0 against the eventual conference champion Hardin-Simmons in the semifinals. The volleyball team, on the other hand, made it to...

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Men’s soccer advances to next round of NCAA tourney

Men’s soccer advances to next round of NCAA tourney

Playing in front of a packed crowd on a cold and misty evening, the men’s soccer team took down Pomona-Pitzer 2-0 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, earning it’s first ever win in the national playoff. The Comets were relentless but unsuccessful in scoring in the first half,...

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Bend it like Beckett

Bend it like Beckett

Senior forward leads Comets in goals and points, uses relationship with military brother to inspire play on field Despite having a career-defining season on the women’s soccer team, Carli Beckett is less focused on her personal ambitions and more concerned about the success and future of her teammates. Beckett, a...

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Comets smash Jackets

Comets smash Jackets

The men’s soccer team defeated Howard Payne 3-0 on Oct. 23, bringing the Comets one step closer to entering the conference tournament. UTD dominated ball possession during the game, making 31 shots on goal in comparison to the four made by the Yellow Jackets. As the game went to the...

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Soccer teams reach season midpoint

Coaches point out highlights, areas for improvement as postseason approaches, playoff race starts to heat up With the midway point for conference play drawing near, the men’s and women’s soccer teams are aiming to be consistent as they set their eyes on postseason play. Both teams stand near the top...

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