TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona women’s soccer dropped a 4-0 decision to Washington State Friday afternoon at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.
Arizona (7-6-3) recorded a total of 10 shots with freshman Lexe Selman leading the team with four. Sophomores Kaitlyn Lopez and Sheaffer Skadsen each recorded two shots a piece.
Washington State (10-3-3) midfielder Cara Wegner scored the first goal in the 20th minute to put the Cougars up 1-0 in the first half. In the second half, junior Nicole Setterlund recorded her fifth goal of the season off a pass from teammate Micaela Castain. Four minutes later, Setterlund scored her second goal of the game after Jocelyn Jeffers shot rebounded off the post. The fourth and final goal for Washington State came from Mesa Owsley off a free kick outside of the Wildcat goal box.
“They attacked us and we didn’t attack them,” head coach Tony Amato said. “I thought they brought a lot more energy and we know that if we can’t match that energy, we’re in trouble. Washington State did a great job of bringing intensity to the game. We have less than 48 hours to regroup for Sunday’s game.”
In the net, goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman recorded nine saves for the Wildcats. Cougar goalkeeper Gurveen Clair recorded two saves in the 74 minutes she played and backup goalkeeper Alexis Thode recorded two in the 16 minutes she played.
Up next, the Cats host Washington on Sun., Oct. 27 at noon. The match will be played at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.
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