Blazers Drop Exhibition Match at Arkansas State

UABSPORTS.COM Senior midfielder Emma Jane Smith
Senior midfielder Emma Jane Smith

Aug. 10, 2012

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JONESBORO, Ark. -- The UAB women's soccer team opened the 2012 season with 2-1 exhibition loss to Arkansas State on Friday night at the ASU Soccer Complex.

Since it was an exhibition, UAB and ASU's match was contested in a modified format of three, thirty-minute periods.

After falling behind 1-0 in the 55th minute, the Blazers equalized with a goal late in the 60th. ASU's Loren Mitchell followed with the unassisted game-winner late in the 85th minute.

The Blazers made a total of nine on-goal shot attempts, leading ASU by three, and also took a narrow edge on corner kicks at 8-7.

UAB kicks off the regular season on the road next weekend, facing Pac-12 opponents Oregon State and Oregon. The Blazers will meet Oregon State on Friday, August 17 at 9 p.m. CT and face Oregon on Sunday, August 19 at 3 p.m. CT.