Arnold Strikes Twice to Propel Herd Women's Soccer

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Arnold Strikes Twice to Propel Herd Women's Soccer
INDIANAPOLIS – Junior forward Sydney Arnold (Stafford, Va.) scored twice to help Marshall women’s soccer (2-1-0) reach its second consecutive win, a 2-1 decision over IUPUI (1-1-1) on Friday at Carroll Stadium.

Marshall handed the Jaguars their first loss of the season and improved to 2-1-0 on the year.

Arnold drew first blood for the Herd in the 24th minute, picking up an errant pass intended for the IUPUI goalkeeper and taking off on an uncontested breakaway. It was her first score of the year and her first goal since a 1-1 draw with FIU on Oct. 30, 2014. IUPUI was quick to respond, as Krissy Kirkhoff netted her team-high third goal of the season in the 27th minute to even things out at 1-1. Neither team could find a go-ahead goal before the break.

Fifty-two minutes passed before Arnold struck again. She collected a loose ball in the 79th minute and tucked it away from eight yards out to give Marshall a 2-1 advantage. Sophomore Katie Suchodolski (Langhorne, Pa.) was credited with her first career assist on the play. Arnold became the first Herd player to record a multi-goal match since Kelly Culicerto (Charlotte, N.C.) scored twice in Marshall’s 3-1 win over Southern Miss on Oct. 24, 2014. Marshall held off the Jaguar attack for the remainder of the match, sealing the team’s second consecutive victory.

The Herd handily out-shot the Jaguars, 20-9, and held an 11-6 advantage in corner kicks. Senior keeper Lizzie Kish (Boyertown, Pa.) played all 90 minutes, making three saves and taking one goal against her.


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Quotes by Coach Kevin Long:

On Sydney Arnold:

“Sydney had a great game. We’ve been saying for a while that she is becoming one of our more dangerous players. She is able to do so much for our offense, and that’s what we saw today. Without taking anything from IUPUI – they’re a great opponent – I think we could have played a little stronger. The pace of the game was a little slower than we would have liked to see. But Sydney provided us a lot of lift with her goals.”

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Marshall will travel an hour and half southwest for a meeting with Indiana State on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Terre Haute, Ind. For all the latest information about Marshall women’s soccer, follow @HerdWSoccer on Twitter.
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