Taking part in a series of matches against Southeast Missouri State and New Hampshire hosted in Tempe, AZ, Arizona would need great focus and effort.
They took to the pitch on Friday, ready to face-off with the Redhawks and came out of the gates strong. Arizona would strike early in this one, when sophomore forward Jada Talley would put one past the Redhawks’ keeper to make it 1-0 just 10 minutes in.
Nearly seven minutes later, the Wildcats would strike again, this time when freshman Midfielder/Foward Emily Knous put one in the right corner to make it 2-0. Unfortunately, not much was doing for the rest of the half, as the Wildcats had a couple more attempts that were turned away.
The second half would be a much stronger performance, as the Wildcats would strike early. Just 55 minutes into the game, Arizona would extend their lead, this time from junior defender Samantha Falasco, corralling a corner kick and finding the back of the net to make it 3-0.