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ASU Soccer hosts Western Kentucky & Georgia State this weekend

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Friday, October 18 | 1 p.m. CST
at Jonesboro, Ark.

Arkansas State (7-6-2, 2-3 SBC) vs
Western Kentucky (7-3-4, 5-0 SBC)
Series History: WKU leads 13-0-1

Livestats: AStateRedWolves.com
Twitter: @AStateGameDay #AStateSoc

NEXT UP: Sunday, October 20 | 1 p.m. CST
at Jonesboro, Ark.

*Arkansas State (7-6-2, 2-3 SBC) vs
*Georgia State (4-8-1, 2-3 SBC)
Series History: First meeting

Livestats: AStateRedWolves.com
Twitter: @AStateGameDay #AStateSoc

*Records Current as of Oct. 17

THE KICKOFF: The Arkansas State women's soccer team will host its final two home matches of the year when Western Kentucky and Georgia State come to this Jonesboro this weekend. A-State will host its annual "Playing in Pink" game Friday, Oct. 18 with players wearing pink socks and shorts during the game. Sunday will be Senior Day at the A-State Soccer Complex with the Red Wolves its five senior athletes in a ceremony after the match. Free food will also be provided by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Central Baptist Church while supplies last.

PLAYING IN PINK GAME SET
• The Arkansas State Red Wolves women's soccer team will host its annual "Playing in Pink"
   breast cancer awareness game Friday, Oct. 18 against Western Kentucky at 1 p.m. at the A-State
   Soccer Complex.
• Partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation the Red Wolves will host an afternoon full of
   education and support of cancer research. The team will be wearing pink shorts and socks
   during the match and information about breast cancer awareness will be available.

A-STATE TO HOST SENIOR DAY
• The Red Wolves will also host senior day Sunday, Oct. 20 versus Georgia State and all fans are
   encouraged to come out and support the A-State soccer team's outgoing senior class. The
   Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Central Baptist Church will be on hand to provide free food
   to the fans starting at 1 p.m., while supplies last. The senior day festivities will take place after
   the conclusion of Sunday's match.

MITCHELL EYES SINGLE SEASON RECORDS
• With three matches remaining in the regular season, sophomore forward Loren Mitchell needs
   just four more goals to tie the all-time single season mark in for goals scored in a single season
   at 12.
• She is currently tied for third on the single season goal scoring list with 8 on the season.
• Mitchell also needs just six more points to become tie the all-time single season mark for points
   in a season with 26.

GAMES PLAYED RECORDS ON VERGE OF FALLING
• Ashley Jackson and Christine Giles have each played 74 matches in their career and are just
   three matches from tying the all-time record for matches played in a career.

WINNING STREAK COMES TO AN END
• A-State recently had its three-match win streak, which was tied for the longest in school history,
   snapped at Troy on Oct. 3.
• The Red Wolves also suffered their first home loss of the season to the hand of South Alabama
   on Oct. 6.

BUILDING A WINNING TRADITION
• Since the start of the 2012 season A-State has won 18 matches, the most in the program's
   history over a two-year span.

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 20 home matches, the Red Wolves have won 15.
• Over the past three seasons the Red Wolves have a home record of 16-6-3.
• 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.

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