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Austin Peay Lady Govs Soccer’s Emily Perkins gets pair of Tennessee Sports Writers Association Awards


Tennessee Sports Writers AssociationOhio Valley ConferenceNashville, TN – Senior forward Emily Perkins, of the Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team, has been named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week and Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the Ohio Valley Conference.

APSU Emily Perkins

She’s the first Lady Govs soccer player to earn a TSWA award. In sharing the weekly conference award with UT Martin’s Abi Sanvee, Perkins makes it back-to-back weeks a Lady Gov picked up a conference honor; juniors Tatiana Ariza (Offensive) and Haylee Shoaff (Goalkeeper) picked up awards last week.

Perkins scored both game-winning goals in Austin Peay victories at Morehead State and against Eastern Kentucky last week, helping the Lady Govs clinch a first-round bye in this week’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, hosted by UT Martin.

The Nashville, Tennessee, native scored in the 20th minute, Friday on a pass from Andy Quiceno in a 1-0 victory at Morehead State. Perkins assisted on Tatiana Ariza’s 13th-minute goal then scored the eventual game-winner in the 24th minute in a 2-1 win, Sunday, versus Eastern Kentucky. She has now 14 career goals in two seasons at APSU, tying for third on the all-time list with Jessica Hosse (2004-07).

Perkins has 20 points this season, tied for third in the OVC, and four game-winning goals, tied for first in the conference along with Ariza. The Lady Govs play Friday in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament against the winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal match between SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Kentucky.




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