ASU Soccer falls at SEMO Sunday

JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) – The Arkansas State women's soccer team were handed their first loss of the season with a 4-0 defeat at Southeast Missouri State.

The win improved the Redhawks to 2-1 on the year while the Red Wolves moved to 2-1-1.

"The fatigue from Friday's bruising encounter finally caught up to us," said ASU head soccer coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge. "It affected our concentration and energy level. The girls were very brave in putting up a fight against a well rested and quality opponent."

SEMO scored a pair of quick goals in the opening minutes of the match as Erin Shulman scored in the 13th (12:05) and 20th (19:39) minutes to give the Redhawks the 2-0 lead after the first half.

Jesse Crabtree scored just seven minutes into the second half to add another goal for SEMO and Stephanie Palmer added another score with just four minutes left in the contest.

ASU got off four shots in the contest to SEMO's 18, with three of them falling on goal while SEMO had eight shots on goal.

ASU will wrap up its three-game road trip with a stop at Tennessee-Martin on Friday before returning home to face Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday.