ULM drops 3rd straight game with loss to Red Wolves

Warhawks hit losing skid after historic start

Momentum has left the corner of Warhawks soccer. After starting the season at 7-0-1, the best start in program history, ULM has dropped its last three matchups. The most recent loss came last Thursday against the Arkansas State Red Wolves 2-1. 

The Warhawks’ offense outshot the Red Wolves but the defense of Arkansas State proved too steady to let them find a lead. ULM recorded nine shots on goal as opposed to the Red Wolves six, but ULM goalie Haley Hillock only had four saves to Arkansas State’s eight. 

ULM’s lone goal came in the 72nd minute when freshman Inge Konst scored unassisted off a free kick from the top of the 18-yard box. 

The Red Wolves’ offense fired off early in the first half getting their first shot on goal in the 6th minute. 

The Warhawks’ first shot at the goal came in the 20th minute when freshman Taylor Henry got a shot on goal. Although these shots did not amount to goals, they were the only offensive production for either team as the game was 0-0 at half. 

The second half was a back and forth match of shots and goals. Arkansas State had a shot on goal in the 47th minute followed quickly by a shot from Warhawks’ sophomore Madi Garza in the 48th minute. 

The Red Wolves broke through in the 54th minute after Hillock collided with a teammate. Arkansas State claimed the 1-0 lead. 

In the 69th minute, ULM had a chance to tie the game but midfielder Aysha Bentick’s shot was blocked by the Red Wolves’ goalie. 

Arkansas State quickly turned the ball the other way getting a goal and doubling their lead in the same minute. 

ULM was not able to find the net again after the goal from Konst. There were several attempts made from the Hawks, but all were stopped by the Red Wolves’ steady goalie. 

This loss comes as a disappointment to ULM who dropped both matchups against Arkansas State last season. 

The Warhawks drop to a record of 7-3-2 and 1-3-1 in conference. 

The Warhawks return home to try to find some luck against the Appalachian State Mountaineers this Friday at 5 p.m. The Mountaineers are 4-7-1 on the season and 0-5-0 in conference play.