» By ANTHONY SHINGLER – ashingler@my.apsu.edu

The APSU Lady Govs soccer team finished the last two games of a four game road trip with matches at Lipscomb on Thursday, Sept. 15 and at Xavier Sunday, Sept. 18.

They were in the final tune up before the OVC conference schedule kicks off Friday, Sept. 23.

The Lady Govs (7-3) won in dominating fashion against Lipscomb, 5-0 on Thursday, Sept. 15. However, they dropped the last game against Xavier 1-0 in double-overtime.

Against Lipscomb the Lady Govs used five different players to score in the 5-0 victory.

The Lady Govs got the ball rolling in the seventh minute when Jocelyn Murdoch put away her third goal of the season off a set piece from Tatiana Ariza.

Thirteen minutes later, Emily Kink blasted home the second goal off of a Corey Osborn corner kick in the 20th minute.

“Our team came out very focused and determined to turn things around,” head coach Kelley Guth said in a Sports Information Press Release.

“We did a great job all the way around, front to back. We made some adjustments during the week and the team responded well to them.”

The Lady Govs got on the board again in the 76th minute when Tatiana Ariza, put away her 11th goal of the year past the Lipscomb keeper.

Four minutes later, Andy Quiceno connected with her sister Joceline Quiceno crossing in a pass that found the back of the net for the 4-0 lead.

Freshman Bianca Melito found stride in the 89th minute for the final goal of the game.

The Lady Govs allowed only four Lipscomb shots, one on goal.

The derby Sunday, Sept. 14 was the first time the Lady Govs have played against Xavier and will go down as a 1-0 loss in double overtime.

The game was the first extra-time game of the season and it is the first time since Oct. 15, 2010 they have been shut out ending a 16-match streak with a goal.

The Lady Govs surrender the only goal in Xavier in the first minute of the second, extra -time, golden-goal period.

The Lady Govs were led by Emily Perkins with three shots one on goal. Ariza, Murdoch and Quiceno all had one shot on goal.

They will return to action 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at home, hosting Southeast Missouri. TAS