Austin Peay (2-4-1) at Alabama A&M (0-5-1)
Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 3:00pm
Huntsville, AL | Charger Park (UAH)
Clarksville, TN – Looking to win its third-straight road match for just the second time in program history, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) soccer team is set to play a 3:00pm, Thursday match against Alabama A&M at Charger Park on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
About the Alabama A&M Bulldogs
- All-time vs. Alabama A&M: 7-2-0
- All-time vs. the Bulldogs in Huntsville: 1-2-0
- Last Meeting: August 24th, 2018 (W, 4-0) in Clarksville
- Last Meeting in Huntsville: August 19th 2011 (W, 14-0)
After a fifth-place finish in the spring 2021 Southwestern Athletic Conference standings, Alabama A&M was tabbed to finish third in the league’s 2021 preseason poll. The Bulldogs are 0-5-1 to start the season, with their lone draw coming against Alabama-Huntsville.
Graduate goalkeeper Jodi Medina and junior forward Makayla Rushing were named preseason First Team All-SWAC selections, while junior forward Jameela Barrett received second-team honors. Nationally, Medina ranks 11th in saves per game (7.83) and 12th in total saves (47)
Lauryn Christophe and Marissa Horton lead Alabama A&M in scoring this season, which each having found the back of the net once.
Austin Peay State University has won back-to-back road matches for the first time since 2016, when it beat Morehead State (September 22nd) and UT Martin (September 30th).
A win at Alabama A&M on Thursday would mark just the second time in program history that the APSU Govs have won three straight road matches — the 2005 squad accomplished that feat from September 6th-20th.
The 2016 Austin Peay State University team was the last to go unbeaten in three straight road matches, beating Morehead State and UT Martin before a draw at Southeast Missouri.
Senior Peyton Powell recorded her first career shutout against North Alabama, she is the first APSU goalkeeper to record a solo shutout since Mary Parker Powell shutout Cincinnati in a 0-0 double-overtime draw on September 21st, 2019.
Powell’s clean sheet against North Alabama was Austin Peay State University’s first since Mary Parker Powell and Chloé Dion combined to shut out Morehead State on October 18th, 2019.
Dion recorded a career-high nine saves and her first career win against Chattanooga, she ranks second in the OVC with 6.50 saves per game this season.
Powell matched her career-high with seven saves at Lipscomb, she ranks third in the league in save percentage (80.0 %) and goals-against average (1.07).
Alec Baumgardt scored her first career goal against North Alabama; she is the first of the Govs’ 12 freshmen to score a point for Austin Peay State University.
Sophomore Tori Case assisted on Baumgardt’s goal against North Alabama, she led the Govs with three assists during her freshman season in 2020-21.
Claire Larose found the back of the net for the 17th time in her career against Evansville, she ranks fifth in goals, fifth in game-winning goals (6), sixth in points (42), and eighth in assists (8) in program history.
Senior Rachel Bradberry scored her season’s first goal against Chattanooga, her seven goals since the start of the 2019 season are tied with Larose for the most goals by a Governor during that time.
Next Up For APSU Soccer
The Austin Peay State University soccer team will wrap up nonconference play with a 6:00pm, September 23rd match against North Dakota at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field. The Governors then kick off Ohio Valley Conference play when they host a 1:00pm, September 26th match against UT Martin.
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