Late goal pushes rival Red Wolves over Trojans

A late Red Wolves goal in the upper corner at the 85th minute mark proved to be enough as the Trojans dropped a 1-0 decision to in-state rival Arkansas State last night. The defeat dropped the Lady Trojans to 0-1-1 in Sun Belt Conference play and 4-5-1 overall.

The Trojans held a 19-8 shot advantage against the Red Wolves. However, a late goal, which has hobbled the Trojans this season, sealed another close loss.

The Lady Trojans started the game aggressively, taking five of the first six shots of the game. Defense proved the story line of the first half as freshman goalkeeper Meagan Swanson racked in two of her four total saves.

The Trojans out-shot the Red Wolves 11-4 in the second half, with seven of the shot attempts coming on goal. All of which were turned away by Red Wolves goalie Kelsey Ponder.

Sophomore Doro Greulich led the way for the Trojans with five shots on the afternoon, while freshman Morgan Smocovich and junior Arola Aparicio Gili added four shots. Senior Quin Wilkes and junior Sairra Tucker chipped in a pair of shots each.

The lady Trojans return home for a three-game homestand starting Sept. 24, when they will host UT-Rio Grande Valley at 1 p.m.

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