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JONESBORO, Ark. (11/2/11) – The Arkansas State women’s soccer team wrapped up its 2011 slate with a 2-0 loss at the Sun Belt Conference tournament against No. 2 seeded Florida International Wednesday morning.
The Red Wolves complete the season with a 7-10-3 overall record while FIU improved to 12-6-2 and will go on to face the winner of the No. 3 Denver and No. 6 South Alabama contest.
“We are definitely taking steps in the right direction,” said ASU head coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge. “It’s been a fantastic conference season and I am beyond proud of these girls.”
FIU scored two goals in the first half when Kim Lopez took a feed from Ashleigh Shim on a cross from the top of the box. Lopez one-timed the shot into the goal in the 21st minute (20:56).
April Perry then connected on a free kick from 40-yards out in the 35th minute (34:43) to give the Golden Panthers a 2-0 lead.
ASU outshot FIU 11-6 in the contest while each squad took three shots on goal. Seniors Lyndsey Patterson and Stasha Siers led the Red Wolves with three shots each. Lopez led FIU with two shots each.
ASU tied the school record during the regular season with five conference wins and nearly topped the goals scored record with 34 on the year and the total points record with 98.