CONWAY, Ark. – Central Arkansas women’s football couldn’t get around Liberty’s offense as they dropped out of the ASUN contest 4-1.
The Lady Flames struck early and often, as the Bears were unable to catch up in the long run as they lost their second game in a row.
In the first half, few attacks were generated because both teams had three shots on goal. UCA only placed one of these shots and was unsuccessful. On the other hand, LU converted his first shot of the game by scoring in the 23rd minute. The Lady Flames got another shot on goal but did not convert as it was a defensive duel. Highlighting this group was the goalkeeper Keyla Perez, because it recorded a save in the first half.
The second half was a whole different story as the score started to open up a bit. Liberty struck first in the 51st minute, taking a 2-0 lead. The Bears took back what they could, scoring nine minutes later in the 60th minute. It was one of the best goals of the day as Emma Hawkins blistered the defense on an incredible run down the left seam. She got past all defense and found room on the left side as she passed the keeper to cut the deficit in half.
While Hawkins’ run was one of the best goals of the day, it didn’t stop the Lady Flames. LU scored two more goals on the board, scoring from a penalty kick in the 68th minute and a header from a corner in the 75th minute.
Next, the Bears will face off in another ASUN home contest as they take on Jacksonville State at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Bill Stephens Complex.
Head Coach Quote Jeremy Bishop:
“It’s a frustrating day, sometimes it seems like it’s really easy for the other team to score against our team. We fought to come back 2-1 and we thought we had some momentum but then let go a soft goal, that deflates everyone. We just need to regroup and get ready for next weekend. ”