Jonesboro (ASU) – Arkansas State took seven shots all on goal outshooting Middle Tennessee 7-6 in shots on goal but could not get one past the goalkeeper and ultimately fell to the Blue Raiders 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference soccer action Friday.
The Red Wolves fell to 4-6-1 with a 0-3 mark in conference action while MTSU improved to 5-7 with a 2-1 league mark. It was the fifth straight loss for ASU.
ASU outshot the Blue Raiders 4-3 in the first half all of which were on goal, however MTSU stormed back scoring both goals in the second half and outshooting the Red Wolves 8-3 in the second frame.
"It was just overall a bad day," said ASU head coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge. "We didn't play well, nothing seemed to be going well from the very start. This is one of those games that leaves you with absolutely no comment."
Whitney Jorgenson scored both goals for MTSU unassisted. Her first came in the 48th minute (47:32) when she scored from the right side into an open net. She then scored in the 52nd minute (51:56) on a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
Jorgenson took five shots, four of which were on goal to lead all players. Kara Nitti and Michele Clark each took two shots, all on goal to lead the Red Wolves.
Megan Stoltzfus made four saves in goal for the Red Wolves playing 38:04 in reserve action. Her counterpart Rebecca Cushing made six saves in goal in the shutout win.
ASU returns to action on Sunday facing Western Kentucky at the ASU Soccer Complex at 1 p.m.