BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (ASU) – The Arkansas State women's soccer team battled Western Kentucky into double-overtime but gave-up the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining in the second overtime period to fall against the Hilltoppers, 3-2 Sunday afternoon.
The loss drops the Red Wolves to 3-7-1 with a 1-3 league record. The Hilltoppers improved to 7-5 overall with a 2-2 Sun Belt record.
"It's a tough loss to take after putting up such fierce resistance against a perennial powerhouse," said ASU head coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge.
Senior Michele Clark took a pass from freshman Christina Fink and converted the scoring chance to give the Red Wolves a 1-0 lead just 30-seconds into the second half (45:30).
Western Kentucky evened the match at 1-1 when Chrissy Tchoula converted a shot from 25-yards out at the 51:52 mark of the contest.
Fink converted a rebound off the cross bar to retake a one-goal lead for the Red Wolves, 2-1 in the 63rd minute (62:15).
With just over five minutes remaining in the game Western Kentucky's Mallory Outerbridge scored the equalizer to knot the game at 2-2 and force overtime.
Outerbridge scored the game-winner in the 106th minute (105:23) to cap the game and steal the win for WKU.
The Hilltoppers outshot ASU, 23-12 including holding an advantage of 12-6 in shots on goal. Clark and Lyndsey Patterson led the Red Wolves efforts with three shots each.
Junior goalkeeper Aja Aguirre made five saves playing the first 57:17 for the Red Wolves. Senior Megan Stoltzfus finished the game playing the final 48:06 of action and made four saves.
The Red Wolves return home to face Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday at 3 p.m.