A pair of late second-half goals helped the Arkansas State soccer team battle back from a two-goal deficit and ultimately force a double-overtime draw versus Georgia State Friday at the A-State Soccer Park.
Admission is FREE with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. After team introductions, the two squads will square off in two, 16-minute halves with three media timeouts each half. Seats available for season ticket purchases will be marked and available for purchase during the scrimmage.
The team total of 858 (-6) ranks eighth-best in tournament history and the Red Wolves topped Oral Roberts (+15) by 21 strokes for the team honors. The tournament title is No. 20 in the seven-year tenure of head coach Mike Hagen.
Olivia Schmidt led the way in the final 18 with a five-under 67 to rocket over 30 spots up the leaderboard, finishing tied for 13th. Maria Jose Atristain Vega finished tied for fourth after firing a 1-under 71, shooting a career-best 54-hole score of 3-under 213.
Macey Putt registered a double-double and led three players with double-digit kills on Tuesday night, lifting the Arkansas State volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over in-state foe Little Rock at the Jack Stephens Center.
A-State (1-4, 0-1 SBC) passed for 443 yards, but had trouble stopping the Eagles’ (2-3, 1-1) ground game that churned out 503 yards. All seven of Georgia Southern’s offensive scores came on the ground.
A-State (10-4, 1-1 SBC) took the opening frame in exciting 28-26 fashion and held set points in the third set, but the Chanticleers (8-4, 2-0) held off the Red Wolves for the win. Coastal Carolina hit .305 while holding the Red Wolves to a .214 mark and knocked down 11 blocks.
Josie Stanford led the way offensively with 13 kills on 27 attacks, hitting at a .407 clip. Macey Putt narrowly missed a double-double with 11 kills and nine digs, while Lauren Musante accomplished the feat for the 11th time this season with 11 assists and 15 digs.
It is the second straight Defensive Player of the Week honor for Ticknor (fifth career) and a career-first for Musante, who becomes the first A-State player to be named Setter of the Week since Aug. 27, 2018 (Ellie Watkins).
A-State saw success on the weekend, as Sofiia Vdovychenko, Rebecca Brody and Yasmine Humbert reached the final round in their respective singles flights. In addition to the three singles finalists, Nejla Zukic placed third in her flight with an 8-4 win Saturday.
The Red Wolves (4-3-1, 1-0 SBC) netted three first-half goals, then relied on a stout back line to hold keep the Jaguars (4-3-0, 0-1) from tying the match in the second half to win their Sun Belt Conference opener. With its win versus the 2020 conference tournament champions, A-State captured its fourth straight win in a league opener.
Schmidt finished the USA Intercollegiate fifth in the individual standings with a program record low total of 208 (-8). She had rounds of 68 (-4), 66 (-6) and 74 (+2) with her round of 66 being the second-lowest in program history.
Pauline Meyer led the way for the women, winning the individual crown to pace five scorers inside the top eight. A-State’s women totaled 24 points in the team scoring, the lowest since opening last season with 19 points at the UCA Challenge. On the men’s side, the Red Wolves placed second with 50 points behind Memphis. Lexington Hilton led the pack with a runner-up finish.