» By Daniel Newton
The Lady Govs soccer team lost a tough game in their Ohio Valley Conference opener on Sunday, Sept. 23, to rival Murray State, 1-0. Although the Lady Govs controlled most of the game, they were unable to pull out the win.
The first half of the game featured both teams playing strong, with neither team scoring. APSU had a great chance in the 18th minute when junior Tatiana Ariza put a strong shot on goal from just outside the 18-yard box, but it was deflected over the head of the Racer’s goalkeeper.
The Lady Govs were only able to record two shots, but held the visiting Thoroughbreds to no shots going into halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Govs came out firing, but still saw no success on the scoreboard.
They were able to get off 10 shots, five of them on goal, but were unable to get one in the back of the net.
The Lady Govs outshot the Thoroughbreds 12-3, but it was the one goal by Murray State that would be the difference.
Murray State was never able to pressure the APSU defense consistently in the game, but were able to score the games lone goal in the 70th minute to preserve the win.
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