JONESBORO, Ark. (9/7/23) – Arkansas State goalkeeper Olivia Luther stopped nine Oklahoma State shots, including a penalty kick, but a goal just two minutes in by the Cowgirls was the difference Thursday at the A-State Soccer Park.
Oklahoma State (6-1-0) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second minute, but Luther made five stops to send the game to halftime with a one-goal deficit. The Cowgirls registered 16 shots in the opening 45 minutes, seven landing on goal. In the 29th minute, Oklahoma State fired three consecutive shots on frame with a team save and two saves by Luther keeping the ball out of the back of the net.
A-State (2-3-1) tightened defensively and held the Cowgirls scoreless in the second half, with Luther knocking away four saves – including a penalty kick late in the match. The Red Wolves managed a pair of shots on target, but were unable to convert the equalizer.
Oklahoma State finished with a 33-7 shots advantage, including 11-3 on goal. The Cowgirls had nine corner kicks to the Red Wolves’ three.
A-State opens Sun Belt Conference play on Friday, Sept. 15 against James Madison. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on ESPN+.
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