The Sun Devils started the season with one of the nation’s best attacks. Lately goals have been hard to come by for Arizona State (6-5-3, 0-3-2 Pac-12). The trend stuck on Sunday in Pullman when the Sun Devils drew 0-0 against No. 15 Washington State (9-3-1, 2-2-1).
Arizona State saw the ball hit the back of the night for them twice, each time waved off because of an offside call. In the 46th minute, the Sun Devils put together a wonderful build up. The final ball reached forward Nicole Douglas and she sent the ball between Cougar goalkeeper Ella Dedrick. As the ball rolled in the assistant referee blew the whistle.
A similar occurrence came in the 83rd minute. The Sun Devils rose their arms powered by the belief they had scored the game-winning only to hear the same whistle.
The maroon and gold were heavily outshout on Sunday. Arizona State netted just one shot on goal, Washington State had 10. The Cougars also shot 27 times compared to the Sun Devils’ four.
Goalkeeper Giulia Cascapera put on another show for the Sun Devils. She saved nine shots and recorded her third clean sheet of the season.
The Sun Devils head to Boulder next week for a Saturday match with Colorado at 12:00 p.m.