Soccer falls at OVC Tournament, finishes 11-9

Jenny Rohl/The News Pavlina Nepokojova, senior forward from Prague, Czech Republic, plays against Jacksonville State Sept. 28.
Jenny Rohl/The News Pavlina Nepokojova, senior forward from Prague, Czech Republic, plays against Jacksonville State Sept. 28.

Jenny Rohl/The News
Pavlina Nepokojova, senior forward from Prague, Czech Republic, plays against Jacksonville State Sept. 28.

Murray State women’s soccer closed it’s season at the 2014 OVC Tournament in Cape Girardeau, Missouri with a 5-1 loss to Morehead State.

The Racers came to the tournament on the back of a 1-0 win over UT Martin. Murray State had won five of its last six matches, going to the OVC Tournament with good form.

However, the third-seeded Racers battled aggressive offensive play from Morehead State. Morehead State applied pressure early and bad luck would see Morehead State jump ahead with an early 12th minute goal.

Murray State goalkeeper Shelby Haworth, who had 93 saves this season, knocked away a hard shot at goal only to see Morehead forward Jade Flory rebound the ball and quickly find the back of the net.

Murray State had five shots to Morehead State’s seven shots in the first half, but Murray State could not convert pressure into points and the first half ended with Morehead State leading 3-0.

The second half began in the same manner with Morehead State notching another goal, bringing Morehead State to a 4-0 lead.

Harriet Withers, Murray State forward from Murwilumbah, Australia, finally found a way through the Morehead State defense at 55 minutes and prevented a shutout loss for the Racers. Withers ended the night with four shots and the Racers’ only goal.

Morehead State had only one more opportunity at goal and finished the night with 16 shots.

The Racers ended their season with a winning record of 11 wins and 9 losses. In OVC conference play, the Racers had a 7-3 record. The Racers went 7-2 at home and found most their losses on the road or in non-conference matches.

Staff Report