LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Trojans soccer team did not hold back and proudly ended Arkansas State’s perfect season and vigorously resisted against the number one team in the western Sun Belt conference in a double-overtime home game that ended in a 0-0 tie.
“The girls played an amazing game tonight and can take a lot of confidence from going toe-to-toe with a team that was in the final last year and is at the top of our bracket this year,” expressed head coach Mark Foster. “I’ve been telling these ladies that we can be as good as anyone, but we need the results to start believing, so hopefully they can take a lot of confidence from tonight’s performance.”
The Little Rock defense performed flawlessly against the Red Wolves, not allowing a single goal from the division-leading team. The most notable player of the game was starting freshman goalkeeper, Saskia Wagner, who came in strong and fought off any strike that came her way.
She had a stellar performance with five dangerous blocks that determined the outcome of the game. The rest of the defense looked cohesive and showed their true strength throughout the night.
“We did a really good job in the defensive area. They had some shots on my goal, but we defended very well. We have to keep going like this,” said Wagner.
The offense also played with passion and the Trojans worked well as a team to get the ball upfield and have as many scoring opportunities as possible, even though in the end, they came up short. However, it was a tough game for the Red Wolves it being their second game in a row that they went into double overtime and broke their winning streak.
Today, the Trojans played their hearts out and plan to continue with the same energy throughout the rest of the season. Support Little Rock soccer as they travel to San Marcos on Sunday, Oct. 18 for a 1 p.m. match to face the Texas State Bobcats in hopes to secure another win against them.