Do you have what it takes to be an ASU Spirit Captain?

September 20, 2010

Do you have ASU pride and passion? Are you a spirited and enthusiastic Sun Devil? Do you strive to be a team player? If so, you might be just what ASU is looking for: a Spirit Captain.
ASU Spirit Captains are representatives identified from each unit or department, who will serve as a “point person” for all athletics-oriented questions. Captains will wear Maroon & Gold each Friday; host spirit events each fall; and attend and promote ASU sporting events, among other duties.
Before reporting for duty, ASU Spirit Captains will attend a training session. The training is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 20, in the Basha Library at Old Main. Sparky will be there to take pictures with all the trainees. An overview of the initiative, general training, a list or resources and Spirit Kits all will be provided.
For more information, contact Jennifer">">Jennifer Holsman.

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Britt Lewis

Interim Communications Director, ASU Library

Women's soccer falls hard to UCF

September 20, 2010

For the first time this season the Arizona State women's soccer team went down in defeat as the 19th-ranked Sun Devils were upset by UCF 5-0 during day two of the Cats Classic hosted by the University of Arizona.

Sunday's loss to the Knights (5-2-1) ended ASU's seven-game unbeaten streak, which was the second-longest such streak to start a season in school history. The Sun Devils were also held scoreless for the first time this season. Download Full Image

The final statistics belied the actual outcome as each team recorded 15 shots while the Sun Devils (6-1-1) held a slight 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.

The Knights jumped on top a little more than four minutes into the game when UCF senior forward Kim Newsome maneuvered her way into a one-on one situation and scored on a shot fired into the right post.

UCF would extend its lead to 2-0 in the 34th minute following a goal by freshman Katy Ling, which she scored on a rebound.

Any hopes the Sun Devils had of staging a rally during the early minutes of the second half were dashed when UCF sophomore forward Tishia Jewell scored the Knights' third goal of the game less than two minutes into the second stanza.

The Knights would add goals in the 69th and 76th minutes to make the final count 5-0.

Senior midfielder Alexandra"> Elston (four shots) and freshman midfielder Holland">">H... Crook (three shots) led the Sun Devils in shots while ASU goalkeepers Alyssa">"... Gillmore (one save) and Vittoria">"... Arnold (five saves) combined to make six saves.

The Sun Devils will stay on the road next week when they travel to the state of California for games at Long Beach State (Friday, 4 p.m.) and at Pepperdine (Sunday, 1 p.m.).