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Clarksville, TN – Claire Larose scored in the first half to lift Austin Peay State University’s soccer team to its first conference win over Tennessee Tech, 1-0, Sunday, at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.
The Govs (6-2-1, 1-0-1 OVC) started out on the front foot, with Amber Bateman having a shot saved in the 9th minute.
The Golden Eagles (5-4, 1-1 OVC) did not muster much offensively in the first half, with only one shot total in the half.
The Govs’ pressure paid off in the 18th minute when Jade Dauriat slid a perfect ball through to Larose, who shot the ball on the ground to the right corner for a deserved lead. No other notable scoring chances occurred in the first half besides Jennifer Smith’s acrobatic volley off a corner going wide.
The second half started off with the Golden Eagles going forward more. Mary Parker Powell made an amazing save to tip a shot onto the crossbar in the 59th minute. Brice Bement made an immediate impact off the bench again, having a shot that went wide. Bateman had another shot that was blocked, but the Golden Eagles had no real clear cut scoring chances.
The Govs resume play next Friday, at SIU Edwardsville.
The Govs are now 5-10-1 against Tennessee Tech
The Govs beat the Golden Eagles for the first time since 2013
Larose extends her team lead in goals with five on the season
The Govs are on a 14-match unbeaten streak at home in conference play
The Govs are on a 21-match unbeaten streak at home overall
Powell is now tied for fourth all-time with 15 career victories
Larose is now all on the all-time list for goals scored, as she now has eight in her career
The Govs earned their first conference win under head coach Naomi Kolarova
Naomi Kolarova’s Thoughts
On the match
On the win
TopicsAmber Bateman, APSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Morgan Brothers Soccer Field, APSU Soccer, APSU Sports, APSU Women's Soccer, Austin Peay State University, Brice Bement, Claire Larose, Clarksville TN, Golden Eagles, Jade Dauriat, Jennifer Smith, Lady Govs, Mary Park Powell, Naomi Kolarova, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC, SIU Edwardsville, Tennessee Tech
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