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APSU Soccer heads to SIU Edwardsville for OVC Tournament first round game
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 11:45 pm In Sports | No Comments
Clarksville, TN – For the first time since 2013, Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team will compete in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, traveling to SIU Edwardsville, 1:00pm, Sunday, in a first-round matchup.
The Governors (10-6-3, 5-2-3 OVC) ended the regular season unbeaten in their last three matches, including holding opponents scoreless in all three.
APSU has seen its defense step up in these low-scoring contests, led by the play of junior Lindsey Todd  in goal.
Todd has enjoyed a breakout campaign in her third season in Clarksville, compiling an 8-2-3 record with six shutouts.
In addition, Todd ranks second in the OVC in goals against average (0.74).
The APSU back line, led by senior center back Mary Ruth Locastro , has been one of the strongest units in the conference, with only six goals allowed in the OVC slate.
Offensively, the Govs offense continues to go through forwards Kirstin Robertson  and Gina Fabbro . Following a four point weekend which resulted in wins over Belmont and Jacksonville State, Robertson came inches away from scoring against the eventual regular season champions Murray State, hitting the post on a shot attempt in the first half.
SIUE (8-7-3, 6-3-1 OVC) enters the postseason following a 5-1 win over Eastern Illinois, which stopped a string of back-to-back 1-0 losses. This season, the Cougars are 6-0-2 on their home pitch at Ralph Korte Stadium.
SIU Edwardsville has three players with double-digit point totals (Caroline Hoefert, Avery Anderson and Emily Grahl), while Juli Rossi has started 12 of the team’s 18 matches in net.
On October 14th, SIUE earned a 1-0 victory over Austin Peay in Edwardsville, IL. Courtney Benning scored the game’s lone goal, a header in the 28th minute.
The last time the Governors faced SIUE in postseason play was 2012, resulting in a 1-0 APSU win. Joceline Quiceno scored in the 84th minute, helping the Govs reach the OVC Championship match.
With her six shutouts in 2016, Todd has tied Sarah Broadbent for third-most in a single season.
Two players on Austin Peay’s roster have experienced the thrill of playing in the OVC Tournament – Fabbro and Locastro, both as freshmen in 2013.
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 Sunday’s match can be streamed at www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com 
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