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ASU Soccer: Sun Devils can’t overcome early Washington goal

Tough go in Seattle

Brady Vernon/House of Sparky

For an 86-minute stretch the two teams saw zero goals. Arizona State (6-5-2, 0-3-1 Pac-12) found itself on the wrong side of the scoreless end of the match in Seattle. The Sun Devils conceded a fourth-minute goal to Washington (7-3-2, 3-1-0) and never found the equalizer in Thursday’s 1-0 loss to the Huskies.

Washington midfielder Isabella Castro received a ball from defender Lisa Jensen down the left part of the attacking side for the Huskies. Castro sent in a cross that turned around the pair of Sun Devil defenders in the box. The ball found Olivia Van Der Jagt with a bit of open space to fire in the score.

The night stayed busy for Sun Devil goalkeeper Giulia Cascapera. Washington outshot Arizona State 24-6 on Thursday. They forced Cascapera to make 10 saves, including a penalty kick attempt in the 85th minute, but she kept the Sun Devils in the match with her performance.

The Sun Devils finished with four shots on goal. Nicole Douglas, Alexia Delgado, Marleen Schimmer and Lieske Carleer all credited with one. Douglas’ chance in the 26th minute looked like the best opportunity. Douglas took in a ball from Delgado to volley to herself, Husky goalkeeper Siena Ruelas made a tremendous save to her right to keep the lead.

Defender Taylor Culver received two yellow cards in the match’s final 10 minutes and earned a red card that will keep her out of Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. bout with No. 15 Washington State.