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Loss looms large for Lady Govs soccer

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer dropped a 1-0 overtime decision at Tennessee Tech, Sunday, in Ohio Valley Conference action.

The Lady Govs fell to 7-6-1 with a 1-2-1 mark in OVC play, while it was Tennessee Tech’s first OVC win, improving them to 5-11-1 overall with a 1-5 league mark.

APSU Soccer. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Soccer. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

After playing their season’s first overtime game, Friday, at Jacksonville State, the Lady Govs found themselves in extra time again, Sunday. Credit the Golden Eagles on defense, making due even with the Lady Govs outshooting them 15-10 for the match. Austin Peay had seven shots in each half, but managed only one in overtime.

Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, generated two shots in the extra period. The game-winner came off a corner kick in the 98th minute with Leigh Heffner finding the back of the net with a header.

Claire PultzAustin Peay came out of each half aggressive, forcing five corner kicks in the game’s first 25 minutes and three corners in the first 15 minutes of the second half. From that point, the Golden Eagles were able to contain the Lady Govs outside the penalty area.

Freshman Claire Pultz led Austin Peay with two shots on goal, while Emily Perkins, Emily Kink and Corey Osborn each had one shot on goal. Osborn, the Lady Govs outside back, led the Lady Govs with three shots. Sophomores Andy Quiceno and Tatiana Ariza had two shots each.

The loss drops the Lady Govs to ninth in the OVC race with four matches to play. The remaining schedule for Austin Peay includes home matches this weekend against SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois, before closing the regular season on the road at Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State.

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