Tempe, Ariz. - The University of Arizona women's soccer team forced rival Arizona State into a come-from-behind 3-1 win in Tempe on Thursday.
Wildcat freshman Sierra Cristiano struck first for the UA, lofting a shot over ASU goalkeeper Erin Reinke from 22 yards out to score at the 29:09 mark. Arizona State's Antoinette Marjanovic answered for the Sun Devils five minutes later, knotting the score at 1-1.
The Cats held ASU off for the majority of the second half, then Arizona State went ahead, 2-1, off an Emily Schwimmer goal at 70:23. The Sun Devils sealed the victory with under a minute remaining in the match off a goal by Holly Cohen.
Arizona State outshot the Wildcats, 19-6, for the match and had an 11-2 advantage in shots on-goal. Arizona freshman Liz Bartlett collected a game-high-tying three shots, including one on-goal.
Arizona goalkeepers Shannon Monti and Inger Airheart split time in the nets, with Monti allowing one goal and garnering one save. Airheart gave up two goals and racked up a season-high seven saves.
On a seven-game winless streak, Arizona slips to 3-12-2 overall and 0-6-1 in Pac-10 play. Arizona State moves to 12-5-0 overall and 3-4-0 in conference action.
The Wildcats return home this weekend to open a season-ending three-game homestand with a match against 13th-ranked Brigham Young on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.