TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The 16th-ranked Arizona women’s soccer team (9-5-3 overall, 4-2-1 Pac-10) lost to Arizona State (9-6-3 overall, 4-2-1 Pac-10) on senior night at Lohse Stadium.
The Sun Devils scored the first goal of the game at 16:54. Brittany Cooper shot the ball on goal. Arizona goalkeeper McCall Smith made the save, but Manya Makoski placed the rebound in the back of the net.
In the 30th minute, it appeared that the Sun Devils had taken a 2-0 lead when Cooper placed the ball in the net. The play was called a no-goal due to offsides.
The Wildcats tied the game in the 54th minute with a goal by senior Jennifer Klein off of an assistant by freshman London King.
Makoski scored her second goal of the night off of another assist from Cooper to give Arizona State the 2-1 lead.
Arizona State goalkeeper Kim Bingham made nine saves, while Smith made eight. The most lopsided statistic in the game was the corner kick totals, with Arizona State taking 12 and Arizona taking two.
The Wildcats are now 0-10-1 in the all-time series versus Arizona State.
The game was played in front of a stadium-record crowd of 1208 at Murphey Field at Lohse Stadium. The previous record came on Sept. 16 when the Wildcats played in front of a crowd of 972 against Utah.
Head coach Dan Tobias discussed the loss.
“Arizona State was the first to everything tonight,” Tobias said. “They were first defensively and they were first to the ball. They were also opportunistic. They took advantage of the chances they had.”
The Wildcats will next travel to Los Angeles, Calif. to take on UCLA and Southern California.
“We have to take it one game at a time,” Tobias explained. “We have two very good opponents next week UCLA was the national runner-up. That’s why we compete in this conference. It is definitely a conference of champions.”
Arizona will play UCLA on Nov. 4, followed by Southern California on Nov. 6.