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Penalty kick downs Lady Govs soccer at Morehead State

 

APSU Women’s Soccer

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMorehead, KY – Austin Peay State University’s soccer team surrendered a penalty kick goal in the 62nd minute and fell, 1-0, to Morehead State in Ohio Valley Conference action, Friday night, at Jayne Stadium.

Morehead State (8-6-1, 5-0-1 OVC) remained unbeaten in conference play courtesy a dominating offensive performance. The Eagles harassed Lady Govs goalkeeper Carley Newman to the tune of 18 shots (seven on goal), forcing her to make six saves.

Lady Govs Soccer. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Lady Govs Soccer. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

“I thought our team played hard,” Guth said. “Morehead State had a number of quality opportunities. Carley had three game-changing saves, but I thought we did a good job staying with them and battling. It’s unfortunate that we had a call go against us and lead to the penalty kick. It’s frustrating to see a game end that way.”

Newman fended off a pair of excellent MSU scoring chances, stopping a one-on-one play in the third minute and another one-on-one opportunity in the 56th minute.

However, she was put in a corner in the 62nd minute when Austin Peay’s defense fouled Morehead State’s Giuleana Lopez in the box, setting up a penalty kick. Giuleana sent the ball into the left corner, past Newman, for the game’s lone tally.

Austin Peay (10-5-1, 2-3 OVC) had few offensive opportunities in the match, finishing with just five shots (three on goal). Freshman Emily Kink put all three of her shots on net to pace the offensive effort.

“It was an emotional game,” Guth said. “Now the challenge is how do we respond. We have to leave it on the field and come out on Sunday ready to play. I’m looking forward to see how our team responds, coming back home and playing on Senior Day.”

The Lady Govs return home to close out the odd home-and-away weekend when they host Eastern Kentucky in a 2:00pm, Sunday contest at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field. Admission is free to all fans.


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