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ASU Soccer hosts UAPB and Murray St. this weekend

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From Arkansas State University

FRIDAY, Sept. 20 | 5:00 p.m. CST
at Jonesboro, Ark.

Arkansas State (3-3-2) vs
UAPB (1-7)
Series History: A-State leads 4-1-1

Livestats: AStateRedWolves.com
Twitter: @AStateGameDay #AStateSoc

Sunday, Sept. 22 | 1 p.m. CST
at Jonesboro, Ark.

Arkansas State (3-3-2) vs
Murray State (3-2-1)
Series History: Series tied at 4-4

Livestats: AStateRedWolves.com
Twitter: @AStateGameDay #AStateSoc


THE KICKOFF: The Arkansas State women's soccer team will play its final non-conference matchups of the Friday, Sept. 20 against UAPB and Sunday, Sept. 22 against Murray State. A-State is coming off a weekend in which it dropped two matches in the city of Tulsa and is looking to bounce back before entering SBC play. A-State holds a 4-1-1 record all-time against UAPB, including a 6-0 victory in Pine Bluff in 2012. However the Golden Lions forced a tie in their last trip to Jonesboro in 2011. The Red Wolves and Racers series is tied at 4-4 all-time.

SCORING GOALS QUICKLY
• For the third time this season, the A-State soccer team needed less than four minutes to score
    back-to-back goals.
• The Red Wolves accomplished the feat Sept. 15 at Oral Roberts, taking just 3:13 in between
    goals.
• Against Grambling State on Sept. 8 the squad needed just 2:57 to score back-to-back goals.
• On Sept. 3 against Missouri State the Red Wolves scored goals just 1:05 apart.

OUTSHOOTING THE COMPETITION
• Arkansas State took 39 shots in 7-0 victory over Grambling State Sept. 8, which was the second
   most in school history.
• The all-time mark in a match is 43 shots was set during the 2012 season.
• A-State also took 19 shots on goal, which ranks as the fourth most in school history.

ASSISTING OUT
• Jenna Duerst and Madison Joyce each finished with two assists during A-State's Sept. 8 matchup
   with Grambling State. The total for each is tied for the second most ever during a single match.
• Loren Mitchell had two assists against Oral Roberts on Sept. 15 to also tie the mark.

GOING UNDEFEATED
• Arkansas State went undefeated in four straight matches from Aug. 30-Sept. 8, which was tied
   for the longest streak in school history.
• A-State accomplished the mark during the 2010 season and then also spread out a streak across
   at the end of the 2007 season and the start of the 2008 season.

PROTECTING HOME FIELD
• Over its last 16 home matches, the Red Wolves have won 12.
• Over the past three seasons the Red Wolves have a home record of 13-5-3.

FINK WITH A NEW CAREER HIGH
• Junior midfielder Christina Fink set a new career high with six shots in match against Missouri
   State Sept. 3. The total also ranks tied for the third most shots in school history.
• She also set a career high with four shots on goal in the match, which ranks tied for the fourth
   most in a match in school history.

GILES ETCHES NAME INTO RECORD BOOK
• Christine Giles recorded eight shots against Grambling State on Sept. 8, which now stands as the
    second most shots in school history.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
• The Red Wolves are ranked 48th in the nation in saves per match, averaging six per game.
• A-State also ranks 53rd in the nation in assists per game, averaging two per outing.
• The Red Wolves are 61st in the nation in points, averaging six per contest and rank 67th in
   scoring offense with nearly 2.13 goals per match.
• Amanda Lee ranks 42nd in the nation in saves per game with 5.83.

CONFERENCE RANKINGS
• Christine Giles is tied for the the fourth most goals in the conference with four.
• Amanda Lee is fourth in the conference with a .778 saves percentage.
• Lee is second in the SBC with 5.83 saves per match.
• As a team, A-State is tied for first with 48 saves on the year.

JOYCE SETS A CAREER HIGH
• Madison Joyce set a career high with three shots against Missouri State on Sept 3. Her previous
   career high was two shots which was two shots which she had done four previous times.

RECORD WATCHING
• Christina Fink ranks tied for third on ASU's all-time career points list with 37 for her career while
   Loren Mitchell is tied for seventh on the list with 26 points for her career. Christine Giles is now
    tied for eighth all-time with 25 points for her career.
• Fink is now also tied for fourth on the all-time goal scoring list at ASU with 13 for her career,
   while Mitchell is tied for seventh all-time at the school with 10 career goals. Giles has moved
   into a tie for ninth place with nine career goals.
• Fink is also tied for first on ASU's career game-winning goals list with 6 for her career.

STARTING WITH A TIE
• A-State's tie with Southern Miss to start the 2013 season marked the third time in the last four
   years that ASU has started the year with a tie in its opening match.
• The tie was also just the 16th tie in the history of the program.

APPROACHING THE TOP 10
• Loren Mitchell's goal against Southern Miss gave her eight for her career, placing her in a tie for
   11th place on the all-time goal scoring list at A-State.
• Christina Fink is currently in seventh place on the list with 10 career goals.

PRESEASON HONORS
• Junior Christina FInk and sophomore Loren Mitchell nabbed Preseason All-SBC honors before
    the start of the regular season.
• Fink and Mitchell also collected All-SBC Preseason honors from College Sports Madness with
   teammates Ashley Jackson and Katey Carmichael. Fink, Jackson and Mitchell were each
   first-team selections, while Carmichael was selected to the second team.

PICKED SECOND IN THE LEAGUE
• The Red Wolves were picked to finish second in the Sun Belt Conference in the preseason poll
    as voted by the league's nine  head coaches.

RETURNING TALENT
• The Red Wolves return a wealth of talent to this year's squad, including its top three goal
   scorers from a year ago.
• Fink racked up numerous honors and records in 2012, finishing second in school history in
   points, goals, assists, multiple assist games and shots on goal in a single season.
• Fink set school records in most game-winning goals and shots attempted in a single season.
• Loren Mitchell also etched her name into the record books, finishing the year in the top 10 in
   school history in points, goals, shots and shots on goal.

WINNING WITH COACH Z
• Head Coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge is the school's all-time leader in career wins by a head coach in
   women's soccer.
• He broke the the record for most wins by a coach in 2012 and has continued to add to his total

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