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Soccer blanks Mississippi Valley St.

APSU women’s soccer earned their second clean sheet of the season Friday night, as they defeated Mississippi Valley State 3-0. APSU’s season record improved to 4-2 on Senior Night, as Kirstin Robertson scored the lone goal amongst seniors.

The Govs made their way past the opposition early as Morgan Drawdy intercepted a pass and scored within the first two minutes of the game. The Govs took an early 1-0 lead and did not look back.

Later on, Kirstin Robertson found the back of the net as APSU scored in the 23rd minute of the first half of play. Robertson received an assist from Pamela Penoloza as she scored the team’s second goal of the night.

The game stayed quiet for some time, until Penoloza was able to find the lower right corner of the goal in the 83rd minute of the game, giving the Govs the 3-0 win.

Both the offense and the defense for APSU had tremendous outings.

Mississippi Valley State was only able to take six shots the entire game. Only two of them were on goal, which were both saved.

APSU on the other hand, took 23 total shots, 14 of them were on goal, 11 of which were saved by Mississippi Valley State. The Govs, however, did have 11 fouls and two offsides throughout the entirety of the game.

Head Coach Kelley Guth told letsgopeay.com “They were difficult to break down. They throw a lot of numbers behind the ball. I was pretty proud of our girls in their commitment to maintain possession. We scored on two set pieces which is positive as the season goes on, that is going to make a difference. “

The win puts APSU at 4-2 on the season with conference play looming.

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