ASU women's soccer closes season with loss to in-state rival Arizona

The Sun Devils close their season with six consecutive losses

ASU (6-11-3, 0-9-2) women's soccer's season ended on a frustrating note as it lost 1-0 to in-state rival Arizona (11-6-1, 5-5-1) on Friday night in Tucson. 

The story for a large portion of the game was the Wildcats' inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities in their attacking half. The shooting disparity heavily favored Arizona throughout the match as they outshot ASU 22 to 7. 

The game was scoreless until the 82nd minute when junior forward Jada Talley scored to give the Wildcats the 1-0 victory. 

After a promising start to the season, ASU immediately tanked in the standings going 1-10-3 in their last 15 matches. The Pac-12 is arguably the best conference in women's college soccer, but this was still an unexpected result for this team.

Not getting a single win in Pac-12 play is an extremely disappointing result for an ASU team that went 5-5-1 in conference during head coach Graham Winkworth's second season with the program in 2018.

Winkworth will now try to improve this team with recruiting as well as internal development ahead of the 2020 season.


Reach the reporter at ltochter@asu.edu and follow @Leo_Toch on Twitter.

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