JONESBORO, Ark. (9/2/12) – The Arkansas State soccer team set a new school record for most shots in a single-game in a 4-0 victory over Jackson State in a non-conference soccer match on Sunday at the ASU Soccer Complex.
The Red Wolves (3-2) took 43 shots, breaking the previous mark of 33 shots in a game was set in a match against Alabama State in 2000.
“At the end of the day we got the victory and that is all we wanted,” ASU soccer coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. “Give credit to Jackson State because they were able to frustrate us a little bit, but my ultimately my girls came back in the second half and put up a really good fight.”
A-State needed just four minutes to take a lead they would never relinquish in the match. Sophomore Christina Fink scored her second goal of the year when she put the ball into the back of net when the ball bounced off the Jackson State goalkeeper and Fink put the ball into a wide open right side of the net.
ASU scored again in the 60th minute when Jena’ Kelley took a pass from Kristina Rivera and scored over the outstretched reach of the goalkeeper to give the Red Wolves a 2-0 edge. It was Kelley’s third goal of the year, while Rivera earned her first assist.
Logan Kramer scored for A-Strate in the 77th minute on pass from Ashley McMurtry at the top of the box, and Rivera scored her first goal of the season in 84th minute when McMurtry picked up her second assistant of the game when she fed the ball into Rivera on the right side of the box.
ASU outshot Jackson State 43-5 in the game, including taking 23 shots in the first half. ASU was also awarded 10 corner kicks.
Aja Aguirre played 82 minutes in goal for A-State to earn the victory, while Amanda Lee played the final seven minutes.
ASU will return to the field for pair of home matches against UT-Martin Sept. 7 and Central Arkansas Sept. 9. Both matches are set to begin at 2 p.m.