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ASU Soccer: Sun Devils score four goals in Senior Day win

A good goodbye

Zac BonDurant

Scoring four goals is always a good day for a team. It’s even more fun when they all come from seniors on Senior Day. Arizona State (10-7-2, 2-6-2 Pac-12) had three unanswered goals in its 4-1 win over Utah (6-10-3, 1-7-2) Sunday.

While Nicole Douglas and Olivia Nguyen have elected to use their extra year of eligibility, Cori Sullivan and Olivia Kearse-Thomas put in a goal in their final home game. Kearse-Thomas scored off a Douglas assist early in the contest. After Utah found the equalizer, Nguyen netted her seventh goal of the season.

Sullivan, who has had quite the rollercoaster of a career because of injuries, pushed the momentum in the second half. In the 48th minute, she extended the lead to two.

Douglas added the insurance later on in the second half, but the goal meant more to the record book. The 74th-minute goal set Arizona State’s new single-season program record for goals in a season at 18.

Eva van Deursen also assisted two of the goals, bringing her season total to 10, which is also the new single-season record.

The Sun Devils did celebrate the careers of Sullivan, Kearse-Thomas, Lara Barbieri, Vlidan Kardesler, Jayda Hylton-Pelaia, Nicole Soto, Julia Koharko, Hikaru Minami, Jessica Hale and Anna White.

Arizona State closes out the season on Nov. 5 at Arizona.