The RedHawks scored three first half goals all from Breana Beine to put A-State (2-6) in a three goal deficit at halftime. Beine scored six minutes into the game on a breakaway near the front of the net then added her second goal in the 21st minute after being setup by Natasha Minor to get her an open look from the corner of the box. She completed the hat trick in the 32nd minute on an assist from Torey Byrd.
A-State had good look at a scoring opportunity in the first half when Lauren Crimi sent one in, but RedHawks' (3-3) goalkeeper Kindra Lierz was in position to make the save. Minutes later Katherine Padgett had a header attempt off a corner by Carmen Simon, but Lierz was in position to keep the Red Wolves from scoring.
In the second half, Arkansas State turned momentum in its favor when Amanda Lee made back-to-back diving saves to keep A-Stat within striking distance. That momentum carried into the offensive end when Crimi appeared to have an open look at a goal, but was denied by a diving save by a SEMO defender. The Red Wolves also had two shots hit off the crossbar from outside the box.
Crimi led A-State with three shots, two of which landed on target. Padgett added two shots, one on goal, while Katie Hosea also took two shots in the match. Taylor Carter, Jenna Duerst, Jenna Vaught and Carmen Simon all took one shot in the match.
Sara Wicks started the game in goal for A-State but was replaced at halftime by Lee who made three saves. The Red Wolves took six corner kicks compared to SEMO's four, but the RedHawks outshot the Red Wolves 17-11.
A-State returns to the pitch Sunday, Sept. 21 at the A-State Soccer Complex against in-state foe Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. and fans can keep up with all the action by following @AStateGameday on Twitter for up to the minute information. Live stats for the match will be provided at AStateStats.com and live video streaming will be available in the State Zone at AStateRedWolves.com with a paid subscription. For the latest on Arkansas State soccer follow the team on Twitter (@AStateSoccer) and Facebook (Arkansas State University Soccer).