|ASU Soccer Down UAB In Exhibition Match|
JONESBORO, Ark. (8/10/11) – The Arkansas State women’s soccer team picked up a 2-1 victory over Alabama-Birmingham in an exhibition match at the ASU Soccer Complex on Friday afternoon.
The two squads battled for three 30-minute periods and the Red Wolves ultimately prevailed with the go ahead goal from freshman Loren Mitchell in the 84th minute. Mitchell earned the goal after the Blazer goalkeeper misplayed a shot and Mitchell found herself in position to put A-State ahead for good.
“It is really good to see our team showing up and looking fit,” ASU soccer coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. “Of course it was just a scrimmage game and we were experimenting with a whole bunch of different things, but I am very pleased with where we are so far.”
Sophomore Jena’ Kelley scored ASU’s first goal in the 54th minute on a header off of a corner kick from Kristina Rivera. UAB got the equalizer in the 59th minute and the game remained tied until Mitchell’s go-ahead goal.
In goal for ASU, Audrey Baldwin played 60 minutes and made seven saves. Freshman Amanda Lee played the final 30 minutes of the match and recorded a save.
The Red Wolves will travel to Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Aug. 17 to take on the Hoosiers in its regular season opener. The match is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.