Senior defender Lindsey Peeples led the Wildcats defensively through the first half and broke up several opportunities for the Sun Devils. The Wildcats had four shots on goal in the first half, while the Sun Devils had eight.
The Wildcats’ best opportunity in the second half came off of a pass from freshman midfielder Amanda Urtuzuastegui to senior forward Candice Wilks. Wilks beat the last defender but shot the ball over the net. Arizona State junior midfielder Manya Makoski ended the 0-0 tie at 71:52 off of a pass from junior Elizabeth Bogus who received the ball off of a mishandle by Smith.
Tobias discussed the Wildcats’ second loss of the Pac-10 season.
“I just thought that ASU outplayed us tonight,” he explained. “They played better. We couldn’t find a rhythm to control the ball tonight. We did a lot of chasing. ASU kept hammering the ball forward and they got their chance and put it away.”
“It’s disappointing,” he continued. “I wish we would of put together an overall better 90 minutes, but at the same time this is one game. We know we are returning home next week and this one game is not going to determine the rest of our season. We will be ready for next weekend.”
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