APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team opens its Ohio Valley Conference season, 6:00pm, Thursday, at Morehead State.
The Governors (5-4-0) and Eagles (3-5-1) will be the first match to kick-off the 2016 conference schedule. In last weekend’s matches, APSU suffered a 4-1 loss against an undefeated TCU team, Friday, then rebounded at home to edge out Chattanooga 3-2, Sunday.
Junior forward Kirstin Robertson was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week for her weekend performance, scoring APSU’s lone goal against the Horned Frogs before totaling two goals and an assist, Sunday.
She ranks tied for 18th in the nation with seven goals and also leads the conference in both goals and points (15).
Junior Lindsey Todd earned the victory in net, improving her record to 3-0-0 in 2016.
Morehead State has won two of its three matches this season at its home complex, Jayne Stadium.
However, the Eagles carry a three-match losing streak into Thursday, with their most recent contest being a 2-1 defeat at Valparaiso. Ashley Ritchie leads the team in goals with three, while five other players each have recorded one goal this season.
Last Time Against Morehead State
Last season in Clarksville, the Eagles defeated APSU 2-1. Nicole Wojcik gave the Govs a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute, but Morehead State answered back with two goals in two minutes beginning at the 55th minute mark to win. Morehead State leads the series 11-3-2 dating back to 2002, including four-straight wins over the Govs.
Keep An Eye On
Redshirt freshman Pamela Penaloza scored the goal Robertson assisted on, Sunday, her first goal as a member of the Governors. The Colombian attempted three shots in the match, and is becoming even more involved in and around the penalty area.
The Govs have mixed and matched with formations in the nonconference, but one consistency has been senior Natalie Smith and freshman Melody Fisher putting in a full day’s work. The two defenders played a combined 360 minutes in last weekend’s matches, both out wide and Smith moving inside to center back in a back four shape.
APSU is 5-7-1 all-time in its league openers.
Follow the Govs Online
Be sure to follow all the Austin Peay soccer action at www.LetsGoPeay.com and the official Facebook page of Austin Peay Athletics. In addition, live play-by-play coverage can be found on Twitter (@AustinPeaySocr), while Thursday’s match can be streamed at www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com