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Lady Govs soccer turns season around with winning record

The Lady Govs soccer team provided precision and electricity when they kicked their way to a 3-1 victory over the Kennesaw State Owls (3-5-1).

On Friday, Sept. 18 at the Morgan Brothers Soccer Field in Clarksville, Tenn. the Lady Govs won their second consecuitve home match.

With a record of (5-4-1), the Lady Govs have combined for 10 goals in the last two competitions.

From the start of the match, Kennesaw State was aggressive and eager, earning corner kicks early on the field.

The APSU defense stayed at home and prevented damage by the Owls.

The Lady Govs’ defense was so disruptive they held the Owls to one shot for the entire first half.

In the twelfth minute of play, freshman McKenzie Dixon assisted Junior Gina Fabbro to break the 0-0 score, scoring her fourth goal in three games.

Fabbro additionally assisted in the Lady Govs second goal of the evening. Serving a ball to senior Shelby Olszewski, Fabbro faked the keeper for a clear and open shot on goal at the twenty-second minute of play.

In a hard fought defensive first half, the Lady Govs held a 4-1 shot advantage over the Owls.

Senior Nikki Filippone took over for sophomore Lindsey Todd midway in the game, making one save in the goalkeeper position.

The Owls finally scored in the fifty-third minute off a corner kick by Ida Hepsoe, with Kim Fincher nailing a header to pull in one goal.

The Owls saw the ball of their foot much more in the second half of play, out shooting the Lady Govs 6-4.

However, that would make no difference, as Dixon nailed the coffin shut when she added a goal in the eighty-seventh minute over a three person wall for a free kick to make it a final score of (3-1).

The Lady Govs return to the field Sunday, Sept. 27 in Richmond, Kent. where they face Eastern Kentucky at noon

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