A-State Soccer Suffers Road Loss to Missouri State

JONESBORO, Ark. (9/7/14) – The Arkansas State women’s soccer team suffered its first road setback of the season with a 3-0 loss to Missouri State Sunday afternoon at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium on the Missouri State University Campus.

Missouri State took the lead in the first half with a goal by Brooke Zimmerman in the 12th minute and then added to its lead with goals by Molly Huber (53rd) and Molly Brewer (59th) to hold A-State scoreless for the second straight match.

We are a much better team than what our results show,” A-State soccer coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. “These girls have a tremendous work rate and once they get in sync we will get positive results.”

True freshman goalkeeper Alexis Philippe made her first career start in goal for Arkansas State (1-4) and made 11 saves. Philippe is the third different goalkeeper to start a match for the Red Wolves this season.

Missouri State (2-3-1) controlled possession for the majority of the game and held a 27-7 edge in total shots during the match. The Bears had 14 shots land on target compared to A-State’s three and also held the advantage in corner kicks at 12-4.

Seven different Arkansas State players attempted a shot in the game, while Lexi Riggs, Katherine Padgett andJenna Duerst each had an attempt land on goal. Duerst had a shot in the game’s final minutes that nearly found the back of the net, but Missouri State goalkeeper Laura Ketzer made the stop to prevent the Red Wolves from getting on the scoreboard.

A-State returns to the pitch Friday, Sept. 12 at the A-State Soccer Complex against Mississippi Valley State. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. and fans can keep up with all the action by following @AStateGameday on Twitter for up to the minute information. Live video streaming of the match will also be available in the StateZone at AStateRedWolves.com