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September 7, 2013

OVC SOCCER: Colonels soccer ties Xavier

RICHMOND — The Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer team delivered its best performance of the young season on Friday afternoon, battling undefeated Xavier to a scoreless draw in front of the home crowd at EKU Soccer Field.

EKU (0-4-1) had surrendered 12 goals in its previous two games; however, the Colonels backline stiffened on Friday, silencing a Xavier team (3-0-1) that arrived in Richmond with wins over Purdue, North Dakota and Evansville.

Seniors Katie Collar and Lauren Fant and junior Paige Larkin went the distance for EKU’s defense, while sophomore goalkeeper Erika Wolfer played all 110 minutes of the intense, double-overtime affair, making four saves to earn her first shutout of 2013.

“We are proud of the way our team fought tonight,” head coach Melissa Barnes said. “Xavier is a very organized and patient team that has been very successful so far this season. So, to match them in intensity and outshoot them is quite an accomplishment. That being said, we must continue to work on capitalizing on our goal scoring opportunities.”

The Colonels outshot the Musketeers, 16-13, on the day. Senior Nikki Donnelly led all players in the game with four shots, one of which hit the crossbar and nearly won the game early in the first overtime period.

Collar attempted three shots in the game, while senior Brittany Nomady and freshman Cassie Smith both took two shots.Maggie Hare paced Xavier with three shots in the game.

Xavier attempted six corner kicks to EKU’s four; however, the Colonels had the last attempt of the game, taking a corner with less than 20 seconds to play in the second overtime period. The corner led to Collar firing a shot on the goal as time expired, but the potential game-winner was stopped by Musketeer goal keeper Katie Markesbery and the game ended in a tie.

EKU returns to action on Sunday when the Colonels travel to Bloomington to face Big Ten foe Indiana at 2 p.m.

 

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