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Soccer splits results for Sun Devil Classic

September 12, 2011

Alexandra Doller, Blair Alderson and Sierra Cook all found the back of the net as the Arizona State women's soccer team defeated Oklahoma 3-0 during day one of the Sun Devil Desert Classic.

Doller got the Devils started early when she took a pass from Alderson in the fifth minute and beat Oklahoma's keeper to put ASU up 1-0.

Alderson added the first goal of her career in the 58th minute after being set up by teammate Sierra Cook.

Cook put the game out of reach when she scored her third goal of the season in the 62nd minute.

Junior goalkeeper Alyssa Gillmore made six saves to earn her first shutout of the season.

Meanwhile, Missouri kept steady winning with a single goal against Arizona.

On Sunday, ASU dropped its first non-conference home game since 2008, losing to Missouri 1-0 in the championship game of the Sun Devil Desert Classic.

The Sun Devils (3-3-0) came into Sunday's match with a 15-0-2 record in their last 17 non-conference home games.

ASU controlled the action for much of the first half as they had decisive advantages in both shots (5-1) and corner kicks (6-2).

In the second half, however, the Tigers (7-1-0) turned the tables on the Sun Devils as they started to create numerous scoring opportunities.

Helping to keep the game a scoreless tie was Sun Devil junior goalkeeper Alyssa Gillmore, who made four of her five saves in the second half.

It appeared the game would be headed for overtime when in the 88th minute Missouri junior defender Abi Raymer sent a shot from 25 yards that was out of Gillmore's reach and found its way into the near post.

The Sun Devils nearly got the equalizer moments later when sophomore Blair Alderson found her way into the penalty area however she was not able to get off a shot after appearing to be fouled.

Sophomore midfielder Holland Crook led ASU on the afternoon with five shots while freshman midfielder Jessica DeLeon added three.

The Sun Devils return to action next weekend when they travel to Tucson, Ariz., for the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Cats Classic where they will face Texas Tech (5 p.m., Sept. 16) and Pacific (11 a.m, Sept. 18.).