Curry put the ball in the net for Texas State (1-0) on a corner kick taken by Tori Hale, the Bobcats’ leading point-getter from the 2012 season.
Bucy iced the game with a goal when she grabbed the rebound on a shot from Sydney Curry. It was the second goal that Texas State scored on a rebound.
“We had a lot of chances to win the game,” said George Van Linder, who is in his second season at NSU. “First and foremost, Texas State is a good team, but we had a lot of opportunities that we didn’t capitalize on and gave up some soft goals.”
The Bobcats struck first in the fifth minute on a rebound goal from Gabbi Cottee. NSU goalkeeper Brooke Bourbonais made excellent play to get a save on a shot from Hale, but could not hold on to it.
“We’re just disappointed we gave up two rebounds,” said Van Linder. “[I would] love to get that opportunity back, but we don’t get that. They are a good team, and that was a disappointing loss.”
Senior forward Yanci Johnson gave Northwestern State a goal to tie the match at 1-1 in the 14th minute.
“Yanci always plays very hard and has been doing a lot of good things,” said Van Linder. “The biggest thing about Yanci is her hard work and her effort.
“She is constantly putting on pressure and had a lot of good chances, and landed one of those,” he said.
Johanna Sigvardsson slipped Johnson a pass from the outside to give Sigvardsson the first assist of her career.
Bourbonais (0-1) got the start in the goal for NSU and played 35 minutes. She allowed two goals and had one save. Jessica Danku came in for 55 minutes and allowed a goal and collected six saves.
Bobcat keeper Natalie Gardini played the entire match and had four saves.