ASU Soccer battles South Alabama to a draw

From Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State soccer team battled South Alabama to a 0-0 tie in a Sun Belt Conference on Sunday.

The Red Wolves moved to 9-5-1 on the year and 3-2-1 in SBC play, while South Alabama now has a 7-6-2 overall record and a 2-2-1-conference record.

"These girls played their hearts out and earned a very valuable point away from home," ASU soccer coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. "Anytime you can field 10 freshmen and not look like a rebuilding team is a cause for celebration."

ASU took 20 total shots in the match, nine of which were on goal. Christine Giles led the team with six shots, two of which were on goal. Jenna Duerst finished the match with five shots, including four on goal, the most of any A-State player. Christina Fink added three shots, while Jena' Kelley, Lindsay Johansen, Ashley McMurtry, Becca Wheeler, Mallory McGilvrary and Kristina Rivera each had one shot. Rivera also had a shot on goal.

Aja Aguirre played all 110 minutes in goal for the Red Wolves and had six saves in the match. South Alabama won the corner kick battle 8-4 and also took 22 total shots in the match.

ASU willreturn to action Friday, Oct. 12 against North Texas at the ASU Soccer Complex. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m.