JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) – Belmont scored the game-defining goal in the 80th minute to break the 1-1 tie over the Arkansas State women's soccer team, although the Red Wolves had chances they were unable to retake the lead and fell to the visiting Bruins 2-1 Friday night.
ASU fell to 2-4-1 on the season while Belmont improved to 3-4.
"The win is coming, it appears frustrating that we are losing all these games, but there are things that we are doing better that we were not doing a week or so ago," said ASU head coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge. "Our fitness is going up and we are starting to pass the ball a whole lot better we just need to finish our chances."
The game was scoreless through the first period, but Belmont scored in the 49th minute (48:12) when Morgan McBride took a feed from Alex Morgado and Danielle Stolt on a shot from the top of the box to the far post over outstretched ASU goalkeeper Bethany Kremer.
Michele Clark scored a goal from the left side to the far post on a one-on-one with Belmont goalkeeper Nicole Berner to tie the game for A-State, 1-1. Jessica Jingblad recorded an assist on the play which occurred at the 56:09 mark of the match.
Belmont outshot A-State 14-11 and had nine shots on goal to ASU's two. Stolt led the Bruins with five shots, including three on goal; Smith had four shots all of which were on goal.
Kara Nitti led ASU with three shots, followed by Clark and Blayne Laing with two.
Kremer had seven saves for the Red Wolves in goal while Berner only faced two shots for the Bruins, logging on save.
ASU completes its nonconference schedule at 1 p.m. on Sunday facing Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the ASU Soccer Complex.