Soccer opens OVC play with road win

The Murray State women’s soccer team opened up Ohio Valley Conference play on a high note. The Racers came away with a hard-fought 1-0 victory on Sunday afternoon over rival Austin Peay. Veronika Pribyslavska netted an unassisted goal in the 69th minute of the contest.

Pribyslavska fired a shot from 25 yards away and drilled it in the upper corner of the goal to give the Racers their third consecutive victory. The shot was one of just two on goal for the Racers on the day, the other came from Bronagh Kerins.

“It was a hard-fought victory for us,” said Head Coach Beth Acreman. “I thought both teams played extremely hard.”

Latesha Stevenson recorded her third-straight shutout in the win. Stevenson stopped six shots on the day and was very active in net as Murray State (3-5, 1-0 OVC) was outshot 12-3. The Racers have now gone over 295 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal.

“I was proud of the way the girls played on the back line defensively for us. It was a great goal by Veronika and once we were up we did a good job of maintaining the lead and coming out with a big conference win,” said Acreman.

MSU returns to action next weekend as the Racers will play a pair of road OVC games. Friday night they will face SEMO and will travel to UT Martin on Sunday afternoon.

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