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Lady Govs soccer has potential berth for OVC tournament

The Lady Govs soccer team kicked off the festivities for the homecoming week with a 3-0 win against Ohio Valley Conference opponent Eastern Illinois on Friday, Oct. 23, at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.

The Lady Govs continued their momentum into Sunday, Oct. 25 when they defeated Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

The Lady Govs (9-1-9, 4-5 OVC) controlled the momentum in the first half only allowing the Lady Panthers to one shot. APSU converted 10 shots in the first half finishing off with 19 shots total in the game. EIU finished with 2, total.

APSU converted many of their previous missed chances into goals in the second half. The Lady Govs were able to drop in all three of there goals in the second half.

Senior Shelby Olszewski was the first one to put points on the board.

Olszewski broke the tie by scoring off a rebound from teammate junior Nicole Wojcik in the 68th minute, giving the Lady Govs a 1-0 score.

Junior Gina Fabbro made it a 2-0 score in the 81st minute with an assist from sophomore Brooke Nigrin.

Sophomore Sophia Fabbro was able to beat the goalkeeper to score in the 88th minute for her first goal of the season.

Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Todd picked up her seventh win on the season, with her third shoutout of the year.

“Standings don’t really mean anything,” Fabbro said. “They are constantly changing. We’re just going to go into the game like this one and get the win.”

The Lady Govs went out with a bang when they defeated SIUE 2-0 in their last home game of the season on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Olszewski and Courtney Sheppard scored two APSU goals while Todd picked up another shutout. Both goals were in the second half at the 56th minute and the 62nd minute.

APSU’s win gives them additional points to receive a potential berth in the OVC tournament.

APSU will finish off the regular season with an away contest against Murray State Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

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