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Lady Govs lose undefeated season

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The APSU Lady Govs soccer team watched their undefeated season slip away from them on the road losing 2-1 to Western Kentucky (2-2-0) in overtime.

The Hilltoppers’ Bria Mosley slid the decisive goal past freshman Mary Parker Powell to finish the game 14 seconds into the opening overtime period.

APSU could not find consistency in midfield, and that allowed WKU to control the game.

The Hilltoppers controlled in the offensive third, producing eight shots to APSU’s three in the first half.

Powell, who played the entirety of the game, recorded four strong saves in the opening phases of the game and finished with six saves.

WKU opened the scoring with 72 minutes played as Chandler Backes hit a one-timer from the edge of the box, blasting the Hilltoppers ahead with 18 minutes left to play.

However, The Lady Govs scrapped to create offensive opportunities.

Freshman Renee Semaan and Senior Gina Fabbro led with three shots each, Jennifer Smith followed suit with  of her own.

Finally, with three minutes left in regulation Semaan, and the rest of the Lady Govs, were rewarded for their efforts, blasting the Lady Govs back into the game with a single goal.

This saw the Lady Govs enter their first overtime period of the season ,which did not last long. Mosley quickly slammed a dagger into the undefeated season for APSU (3-1) winning the game for WKU in overtime.

LIPSCOMB

Junior Kirstin Robertson scored her fourth goal of the season as APSU lost its second consecutive game of the season in Nashville on Sunday, Sept. 4, 3-1 to Lipscomb (4-1-1).

A 3-0 start for the Lady Govs (3-2-0) has now seen two losses on the second road series of the season.

In the third minute Lipscomb opened up the scoring as Natalie Duboise assisted Olivia Doak who slotted a shot past freshman Mary Parker Powell.

Four minutes later, Doak doubled the scoring with an assist going to Maycie McKay.

Lipscomb maintained possession and forced chances as Duboise hit a shot under the crossbar in the 23rd minute.

Minutes later, APSU was gifted an opportunity to get back in the match as the Bison’s defender handled the ball inside the box.

Robertson slotted the ball past the net tender’s right side for her fourth goal of the season.

Three minutes later in the 27th minute, Head Coach Kelley Guth opted to sub in junior keeper Lindsay Todd.

Todd recorded three saves, and did not allow a goal.

In the second half, APSU found more of an attacking rhythm.

Senior Gina Fabbro’s effort was rewarded with two good shots on goal.

Sophomores Jennifer Smith and Amber Bateman earned one with a shot on goal each. Robertson ended the day with three.

“We were exposed in some areas, which shows us things we need to work on and improve,” Head Coach Kelley Guth said. “Lipscomb is a great team with two SEC wins this season. For us, it’s about learning and getting better now five games in. I don’t think we performed to the level we are capable of, and we’ll address those things this week.”

The Lady Govs will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. against South Alabama and on Sunday, Sept. 11 for Senior Day against Alabama A&M at 1 p.m.

Both games will be at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.

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