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Sophomore Ariel Galletti scored UALR's lone goal of the afternoon.
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Austin Peay Comes From Behind to Spoil Home Opener for Trojans
UALR Sports Information
Release: 08/27/2012

LITTLE ROCK - The UALR Trojans dropped a 3-1 decision to Austin Peay on Sunday in the first ever match played at the Trojans' new Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex. Sophomore Ariel Galletti gave UALR an early lead with a score in the 12th minute of the match, but Austin Peay found the equalizer at the 23:19 mark before netting two more scores in the second half to bring the game to its final tally.

Austin Peay kept the pressure on the Trojan defense all afternoon, putting up 24 total shots compared to UALR's 12. Peay outshot UALR 14-5 and led in corner kicks 3-0 in the second half alone. The Lady Govs finished with a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks for the game.

Junior Paige Mason led all UALR players with four shots in the match, including two on frame. Galletti put both of her shots on frame, while sophomore Lexus VanPelt also put two shots on target for the Trojans.

Junior Natalie Marsh started the game in goal for the Trojans and played 52:46 before being relieved by freshman Shantel Wittke. Marsh finished the contest with 13 saves, while Wittke played the final 37:14 without facing a shot.

Haylee Shoaff played the first half for Austin Peay in goal and made four stops before being relieved by Nikki Filippone at halftime. Fillippone finished the match with three saves.

Galletti's score at the 11:23 mark was the first of the season for the Trojans and came off the rebound of an Alyson Rohane shot. Rohane's low roller forced Shoaff to dive right to make the stop, but the deflection bounced right to Galletti, who was able to capitalize and give UALR the early 1-0 lead.

Peay answered at the 23:19 mark, as Taylor Van Wagner scored unassisted to knot the score.

Neither team found the net again for the remainder of the half. Peay finished the period with a 10-7 lead in shots, while the Trojans led 4-2 in corner kicks at the break.

Andy Quineco scored the go-ahead goal for Peay just 1:35 in to the second half. Quineco beat Marsh bottom left to give the Lady Govs their first lead of the contest. Emily Perkins then put the game out of reach with a goal at the 70:14 mark to give Austin Peay a 3-1 lead. Morgan Zigelsky supplied the helper on Perkins' goal.

UALR will have the week off before it returns to action on Sunday, Aug. 26 with a home contest against Western Illinois. First kick is slated for 1 p.m.

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