ASU Soccer defeats UCA 2-0

From Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State soccer team pushed its home winning streak to five straight with a 2-0 victory over Central Arkansas on Sunday at the ASU Soccer Complex.

The Red Wolves (5-2) have not lost a match in Jonesboro since Sept. 25 of last season, with their only non-win during that time being a tie against North Texas.

"We have definitely had a spectacular weekend and this is the first time all year that we have won both games," ASU head soccer coach Tafadzwa Ziyenege said. "Today I thought we did very well to hold off a very improved Central Arkansas team."

ASU wasted little time in taking an early lead. Freshman Loren Mitchell gave the Red Wolves a 1-0 edge in the fifth minute when she headed in a shot on a pass from Ashley McMurtry. It was Mitchell's second goal of the season, while McMurtry collected her third assist.

Kristina Rivera pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 37th minute on pass from Christina Fink. Rivera now has two goals on the season, while Fink has two assists. Fink now has eight points on the year, which is tied for the team lead with Jena' Kelley.

A-State outshot UCA 16-9 in the match, including an 11-5 edge in the second half. ASU finished with nine shots on goal, including two each from Fink and Rivera.

Aja Aguirre played all 90 minutes in goal for ASU, made nine saves and recorded her first shutout of the season.

ASU will play its next four matches on the road, starting with a match Friday, Sept. 14 against Southern Mississippi. The match is set to begin at 4 p.m.