|ASU Soccer Falls in Season Opener|
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (8/17/2012) — The Arkansas State women’s soccer suffered a 3-0 loss to Indiana on Friday night in its 2012 regular season opener.
The Red Wolves (0-1-0) fell behind 2-0 in the first nine minutes after the Hoosier’s Lisa Nouanesengsy scored two early goals. Nouanesengsy scored just 50 seconds into the game and scored again on a penalty kick in the eighth minute to give Indiana (1-0-0) an early advantage. She added a third goal in the second half to complete the hat trick.
“We got exactly what we needed, which was a stiff challenge from a program bigger than us,” ASU soccer coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. “As much as we didn’t get the result we wanted our young team played their hearts out.”
Sophomore Christina Fink took four of A-State’s eight shots on the night and also registered a shot on goal. Junior Becca Wheeler also added a shot goal, while Madison Joyce, Christina Giles and Katey Carmichael all took shots on the night.
Audrey Baldwin played all 90 minutes in goal for the Red Wolves and made three saves.
The Red Wolves will return to the field Sunday, Aug. 19 for home match against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The match it set to begin at 5 p.m.