Murray, KY – Austin Peay State University soccer team’s goalkeepers Chloé Dion and Peyton Powell each kept Murray State scoreless for a half, but the Racers were able to break through with a 95th-minute overtime goal to knock off the Governors, 1-0, in the regular-season finale, Sunday, at Cutchin Field.
Austin Peay (4-10-3, 1-6-1) entered the final match of the regular season needing a win to qualify for the Ohio Valley Conference Soccer Championship and the loss to Murray State (9-7-1, 4-3-1) eliminated the Governors from postseason contention.
Dion, a junior from Mirabel, Quebec, made her fourth-straight start in net and made two saves to keep a clean sheet in the first half of the match. Junior Karley Roberts fired the Govs lone first-half shot, but it was off target and the match remained scoreless at halftime.
After missing three games, Powell replaced Dion in goal for Austin Peay to start the second half. The senior keeper from Franklin, Tennessee, matched her career-high with seven saves in just the second half. However, the Govs were still unable to find a goal, as Lindsey McMahon took the Governors only shot of the second half, but it was off target.
With the match tied 0-0 at the end of regulation, Powell remained in goal for Austin Peay to start overtime. Murray State’s Chloe Barnthouse was able to win the match for the Racers on the first shot of overtime in the 95th minute, beating Powell on a fast-break opportunity.
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Austin Peay 0, Murray State 1