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ASU Soccer travels to Troy Thursday, hosts South Alabama on Sunday

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Thursday, October 3 | 3 p.m. CST
at Troy, Ala.

Arkansas State (6-3-2, 1-0 SBC) vs
Troy (5-7-0, 0-1 SBC)
Series History: A-State leads 4-3


NEXT UP: Sunday, October 6 | 1 p.m. CST
at Jonesboro, Ark.

Arkansas State (6-3-2, 1-0 SBC) vs
South Alabama (7-3-2, 0-1 SBC)
Series History: USA leads 9-2-2

Livestats: AStateRedWolves.com
Twitter: @AStateGameDay #AStateSoc

THE KICKOFF: The Arkansas State women's soccer team will take the pitch a day earlier than usual when the squad takes on Troy in a Sun Belt Conference matchup in Alabama Thursday, Oct. 3. The Red Wolves are coming off a 2-1 victory over UALR in which A-State scored two goals in the final six minutes to secure the come from behind victory. The Trojans are coming a 2-1 loss Texas State in their SBC opener and will be looking for a victory after losing their previous two matches. A-State will return home Sunday, Oct. 6 to take South Alabama at 1 p.m.

STARTING CONFERENCE WITH A WIN
• Arkansas State started the conference season with a win for just the third time in school history
    when it defeated UALR 2-1 on Sept. 29.

WINNING STREAK ON THE LINE
• The Red Wolves have won their last three matches which is tied for the longest streak in school
   history.
• The feat has been accomplished five times in the past with most recent coming in 2012.

KEEPING THE GOALS OUT OF JONESBORO
• Amanda Lee has given up just three goals in 360 minutes in goal at home this season and has an
   .824 saves percentage.
• Lee is also on pace to become the school's single season leader in wins by a goalkeeper. She has
   already collected five wins on the season and needs just three more to tie the record.

A-STATE EARNS TWO POW HONORS
• Sophomore Loren Mitchell was tabbed as the SBC Offensive Player of the Week after her note
    worthy performance against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Sept. 20) and Murray State (Sept. 22). She
    scored two goals against the Racers, which tied a career-high and was also her second career
    match with at least two goals.
• Junior Christina Fink was named the CollegeSportsMadness.com SBC Women's Soccer Player of
   the Week for her performance against UAPB (Sept. 20) and Murray State (Sept. 22). She scored a
   goal and has one assist in the 5-0 victory against the Golden Lions.

A TOUGH PLACE TO PLAY
• Over its last 19 home matches, the Red Wolves have won 15.
• Over the past three seasons the Red Wolves have a home record of 16-5-3.
• A-State has won six home matches in 2013 and is just one away from tying the all-time mark
   for wins at home in a season. The previous mark is seven, which was set in 2012.

RECORD WATCHING
• Christina Fink is second on ASU's all-time career points list with 40 for her career while
   Loren Mitchell is fourth on the list with 34 points for her career. Christine Giles is now
    tied for eigth all-time with 25 points for her career.
• Fink and Mitchell stand tied for fourth on the all-time career goals list with 14 for her career,
    while Giles is tied for 10th with nine career goals.
• Fink is the now the career leader in game-winning goals with seven for her career.
• Katey Carmichael now has 21 points in her career which is the 10th most in school history.

SCORING GOALS QUICKLY
• For the fourth time this season, the A-State soccer team needed less than four minutes to score
    back-to-back goals.
• The most recent occurance was Sept. 29 against UALR when ASU scored goals at the 84:13 mark
    and then again at the 87:10 point of the game in the 2-1 victory.
• 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
• ASU ranks 17th in the nation in assists per match, averaging 2.45 per contest.
•  The squad also ranks 22nd in points per match, with a 7.36 average in each match.
•  The team is 27th in scoring offense, averaging 2.45 goals per match.
• Madison Joyce is 46th in the country with five total assists.
• Loren Mitchell is ranked 46th in the country in total goals with 7 and 58th in total points with
   17.

CONFERENCE RANKINGS
• Madison Joyce is tied for second in the conference with five assist on the year.
• Loren Mitchell and Christina Fink are tied for first in the league with 2 game winning goals each
    this season.
• Amanda Lee ranks fourth in save percentage (.789) and fifth in GAA (1.40).
• As a team ASU is tied for first in goal per game average, scoring exactly two per match.

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.

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.

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