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Lady Govs soccer hopes to make OVC tournament

The Lady Govs soccer team kicked off the festivities for homecoming this past week.

APSU was able to cap off a 3-0 win against OVC 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 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. EIU finished with two total.

Many missed chances for APSU in the first half were converted in the second half. APSU was able to bank in all three of their goals in the second half.

Senior Shelby Olszewski was the first one to put points on the board when she scored off a rebound from teammate junior Nicole Wojcik in the 68th minute to give the Lady Govs a 1-0 score. Junior Gina Fabbro made it a 2-0 score in the 81st minute with an assist by 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 of the season with her third shut-out of the year.

“Standings don’t really mean anything,” Gina 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.

In their final home game, seniors Shelby Olszewski and Courtney Sheppard scored APSU’s two goals while Todd picked up another shut out. Goals for APSU occurred in the second half at the 56th minute and the 62nd minute. APSU’s win gave 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 on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

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