The Arkansas State women’s soccer suffered a 2-0 setback against Idaho Friday at the Mike Soccer Complex in Memphis, Tenn., Friday afternoon.
The Vandals struck first, with a pair goals in the first half in the 16th and 24th minutes. Alyssa Lloyd scored first on a shot flicked into the box by Clara Gomez and then headed the ball into the night for the early lead.
Olivia Baggerly scored the second goal when she collected a ball in front of the goal and put it away into the back left corner to make it a two-goal deficit for the Red Wolves.
A-State had chances in the first half to strike, including a free kick by Katherine Padgett that was stopped by Amanda Poertner. Jacqueline Greer also had a header near the end of the first half that just missed its mark.
Sophomore goalkeeper Alexis Philippe made two saves to keep the Red Wolves down two goals. Her first came off a corner kick that she poked away into the box, but Idaho was able to collect it and fire it back in on target, but Philippe was there to save it up onto the cross bar and out of danger.
She picked up two more saves later in the half on back-to-back shots by the Vandals, including one she was able to stop while laying on the ground after making an initial diving save.
Philippe added to her amazing opening half by making two more saves in the 54th minute. Idaho was also awarded a penalty kick in the 55th minute, but the attempt by Elexis Schlossarek sailed high.
For the Red Wolves, Bailey Reed led the way with two shots, while Katherine Padgett and Jacqueline Greer each had a shot on goal. Philippe finished the night with seven saves.