Following a tie in DeLand, Florida last Sunday, Austin Peay returned home for yet another conference matchup and scoreless draw against Kennesaw State University on Morgan Bros. Soccer Field.
Kennesaw attempted 9 shots on goal, all saved by the Governor’s junior goalkeeper, Katie Bahn.
Kennesaw proved a worthy opponent early on, setting the tone of the game by having the first seven shots. Next in line to shoot the ball was junior midfielder Alec Baumguardt, who led the Govs in shots alongside freshman forward Aniyah Mack.
The remainder of the shots went back and forth between the two teams, with APSU finishing with a total of 9 shots and 2 shots on goal compared to the Owls’ 17 shots and and 9 shots on goal.
Alongside shots by Baumguardt (3 shots) and Mack (3 shots), senior midfielder Tori Case (2 shots, 1 on goal) and junior forward Olivia Prock (1 shot, 1 on goal) rounded out the Governors’ shots in the game.
APSU shined defensively Thursday, with Bahn in particular continuing a strong defensive streak. Thursday’s match was her fourth shutout game this season, and second in a row.
Her 9 saves, alongside her 11 saves against Stetson earlier this week earned her both the second-most saves in her career and status as the only goalkeeper to record at least 20 saves in two matches since May Parker Powell in 2017.
Bahn has started in all 18 games of her junior year, with a total of 1476:23 minutes this season and a save percentage of 0.765.
Bahn and Case were also two of six Governors to play the entirety of Thursday’s match, alongside sophomore forward Ellie Dreas, junior defender Lindsey McMahon, freshman defender Alexis Shuster and junior midfielder Hannah Zahn.
The Governors’ season will continue for their final home game against Queens University of Charlotte on Sunday, October 15 at Morgan Bros. Soccer Field. The game will begin at 1 pm.