MONROE, La. (10/15/17) – The Arkansas State women’s soccer team fell to Louisiana-Monroe 1-0 Sunday afternoon in a Sun Belt Conference matchup at the ULM Soccer Complex.
The Warhawks scored the only goal of the match in the 58th minute when Danielle LaFrance converted a penalty kick after Riley Ebenroth was called for a handball inside the 18-yard box.
The Red Wolves (8-6-1, 4-4-1) had several scoring opportunities on the afternoon and nearly converted on two scoring chances from Sarah Sodoma in the opening 20 minutes.
The freshman had a strike on goal in the fifth minute that was stopped by Brooke Scroggins. Sodoma again sent an attempt on goal in the 18th minute that Scroggins stopped, but failed to control the rebound. Maggie Ertl collected the loose ball and shot at the goal, but Scroggins again was able to come away with the save.
In the second half, the Red Wolves went on the counter attacker after Kelsey Ponder made a save and quickly got the ball into the offensive area as Sodoma used her speed to get an attempt in on Scroggins, but the ULM goalkeeper again made the stop to keep the Red Wolves from tying the match.
Arkansas State outshot ULM 15-9 on the afternoon, including a 7-6 edge in shots on goal. The Red Wolves also had six corner kicks to the Warhawk’s two on the day.
Ponder made seven saves in goal for A-State, while Scroggins made seven stops for ULM.
The Red Wolves return to the field Sunday, Oct. 15 for a conference matchup at Louisiana-Monroe. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.