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Lady Govs soccer end season, no invitation to OVC tournament

APSU soccer was just one goal shy of making it into the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

APSU fell to the regular season champions Murray State 2-1 at Cutchin Field in Murray, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

The loss put an end to the Lady Govs’ 2015 season, finishing with a record of 8-10 overall and 4-6 in the OVC.

The Lady Racers wasted no time connecting with the opening goal of the game in the seventh minute.

An assist from Harriet Withers and Taylor Stevens made it easy for Murray forward Taylor Richerson to score in the box.

In the 23rd minute of the first half, Richerson returned the favor to Withers.

Withers converted a low shot, making it 2-0 with plenty of time remaining in the first half.

Not even a minute into the second half, APSU senior Shelby Olszewski made a short pass to teammate junior Gina Fabbro, who scored just outside the box to split the lead in half 2-1.

The goal was Fabbro’s 10th of the season, making her the sixth player in the program’s history to score 10 or more goals in a single season.

APSU had seven shots on net in the second half but were not able to convert, giving Murray State the win.

APSU edged Murray State 12-11 in shots, but both teams were tied 7-7 shots.

Fabbro led the Lady Govs in shots with three, followed by Olszewski and freshman Mckenzie Dixon with two.

Players that will not be returning next season are Taylor van Wagner, Nikki Filippone and Courney Sheppard.

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