JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) – The Arkansas State women's soccer team battled back to force overtime but dropped a 2-1 decision to Murray State Sunday at the ASU Soccer Complex.
The Red Wolves fell to 2-3-1 with the loss while Murray State improved to 2-5-1.
Sophie Hargreaves took a cross from Julie Mooney converting a shot to the near post in the 13th minute (12:40) to give the Racers a 1-0 advantage.
Tory Pitts took a pass from Kara Nitti in the 73rd minute (72:21) sending a shot to the right corner from the top of the box to even the match for A-State at 1-1.
But, just 2:46 into the overtime Mooney scored a goal to end the match and give the Racers a 2-1 win.
"I thought at the end of the day it was about the chances that we missed," said ASU head coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge." We played really well, looked a lot fitter than we have the last few weeks. We passed the ball around really well; we just got unlucky and didn't finish chances that we usually finish.
ASU outshot Murray State 17-14 but were beaten in shots on goal with Murray State taking nine to the Red Wolves' seven.
Kara Nitti led ASU with five shots, two of which were on goal, while Tory Pitts had four shots, also with two on goal.
Bethany Kremer made seven saves in goal for ASU while, Yi Du made four saves for the Racers.
ASU returns to action on Friday as they host Belmont at 4 p.m. at the ASU Soccer Complex