Lady Red Wolves soccer remain unbeaten at home
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 22:09
The women’s soccer team protected their home turf this weekend dominating UAPB 5-0 and defeating Murray State 3-1.
Sophomore Loren Mitchell played excellently during the two games this weekend scoring a total of 3 goals – one in Friday’s contest and two in Sunday’s match.
“The team did a great job of actually getting the ball to an open Loren Mitchell,” Head Coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. “And she put it away.”
Coming off of Friday’s 5-0 domination of UAPB, Ziyenge wanted his team to score early in the game against Murray State and not miss chances.
“We need to do a better job to get on the board earlier,” Ziyenge said.
“We missed a lot of chances early in the game, and against a quality team like Murray State you likely will get punished.”
A-State answered their coach’s challenge.
The Red Wolves came out with intensity scoring two goals early in the first half against Murray State.
“We came out guns blazing,” Ziyenge said. “We did an incredible job of defending our home turf against a very well coached team.”
The Red Wolves first contest was against the Golden Bears of UAPB.
During the first half, ASU would have a hard time manufacturing goals even though they took 24 shots.
Junior Christina Fink scored the first goal of the game in the 38th minute of play.
The game stood 1-0 at half in favor of A-State.
“We underestimated our opposition,” Ziyenge said. “They turned out to be much better than we thought.”
ASU rose to the challenge in the second half.
The Red Wolves mauled the Golden Bears 5-0 after pouring on 4 goals in the final half.
The Red Wolves continued that momentum two days later against the Racers of Murray State.
They controlled the tempo of the game from the opening kick-off until the final whistle.
“We finally were able to put it together,” Ziyenge said. “It was pretty frustrating in the beginning (of the season) not being able to play our game, but it looks like we are finally starting to put things together.”
Sophomore Katey Carmichael struck first for ASU scoring a goal in the 6th minute of play off of the sophomore Jordan Adams assist.
In the 15th minute of play, senior Madison Joyce fed Mitchell the ball giving her an easy goal.
A-State held the 2-0 advantage until Lindey Hunt scored for Murray State in the 33rd minute of play.
The score stood 2-1 at halftime.
Loren Mitchell provided the final blow of the game in the 46th minute when she scored her second goal of the game.