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APSU Lady Govs Soccer ends season with 2-1 loss to Murray State Racers

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMurray, KY – The 2015 season came to an end for Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team, Thursday, falling 2-1 to Murray State at Cutchin Field.

The Lady Govs (8-10-0, 4-6-0 OVC) needed at least one point to have a chance at making the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

Austin Peay Women's Soccer. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Women’s Soccer. (APSU Sports Information)

Despite a hard-fought effort against the regular-season champions, APSU came up just short in its quest to reach the postseason.

The Racers (14-4-0, 10-0-0 OVC) scored the opening goal in the seventh minute after winning the ball in the APSU half.

Taylor Stevens delivered a pass to Harriet Withers in the box, who then played a soft, low cross to Taylor Richerson who slotted it home.

APSU Shelby OlszewskiIn the 23rd minute, Richerson assisted on a run by Withers, with the forward scoring at the near post with a low shot.

Both teams recorded five shots in the first half, while Murray State maintained a possession advantage which included five corner kicks. On two occasions, the Lady Govs pressed the MSU back line, but keeper Alex Steigerwald came off her line to deny scoring chances.

One minute into the second half, senior Shelby Olszewski played a short pass to the feet of junior Gina Fabbro, who made an inside turn to separate herself and fired a strike from just outside the 18-yard box.

APSU Gina FabbroIt’s the 10th goal of the season for the Canadian, becoming the sixth player in program history to score 10 or more goals in a single year.

Austin Peay pressed all numbers forward in the closing seconds, earning a free kick and corner, but were unsuccessful as the Racers held on to complete the undefeated 10-0-0 conference season.

Fabbro led the team in shots with three, while Olszewski and freshman McKenzie Dixon each had two. Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Todd made five saves after playing the full duration.

Box Score

Austin Peay (8-10 (4-6 OVC)) -VS- Murray St. (14-4 (10-0 OVC))

Team 1 2 Total
Austin Peay 0 1 1
Murray State 2 0 2


Scoring Summary

6:13 RICHERSON, Taylor (7)
Assisted By: WITHERS, Harriet , STEVENS, Taylor
Teammate beat keeper and passed it for t
23:26 WITHERS, Harriet (9)
Assisted By: RICHERSON, Taylor
5 drives ball down field, passes to 12 i
46:34 Fabbro,Gina (10)
Assisted By: Olszewski,Shelby
Passed in to 10, fired from the top of t


Team Statistics

1 2 T
AUSTIN~1 5 7 12 (7)
MUR 5 6 11 (7)
AUSTIN~1 1 4 5
MUR 3 3 6
Corner Kicks
AUSTIN~1 2 5 7
MUR 5 4 9
AUSTIN~1 0 0 0
MUR 0 1 1
() Shots on goal.

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