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Senior forward Dani Wilson netted a penalty kick with three seconds remaining in the game to propel the Morehead State soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Ohio Valley Conference foe SIUE on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

Wilson, who now has made five game-winning goals in her career, was fouled by an SIUE defender as she tried to take a shot. The Elizabethtown, Ky., native's penalty kick shot found the back-left corner of the goal for her third goal of 2018. Wilson has now converted 5-of-6 penalty kick attempts in her career.

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In conjunction with National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Morehead State Athletics and the Rowan County Library have partnered for limited edition "One Town One Team" library cards to promote community engagement, literacy and the use of public libraries.

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In the highest scoring game in Jayne Stadium history, Morehead State football went back-and-forth with 23rd ranked Austin Peay before falling 78-40 on Saturday evening.

The Governors scored the game's opening points on their first drive and completed a successful two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead. Redshirt sophomore Aaron Turk wasted little time answering, returning the following kickoff 92 yards for six points. The Eagles were unsuccessful on their two-point attempt.

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Senior right-side hitter Jordan Jones smashed a season-high 17 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Lauren Rokey added 15 kills as Morehead State volleyball drops their West Virginia Classic finale against Wake Forest.

The Eagles (9-4) captured set one from the Demon Deacons (5-6) 25-16 before Wake Forest outlasted Morehead State in three close sets, 25-27, 24-26, and 23-25. The Eagles forced extra points in both the second and third set before ultimately dropping the sets.

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The Morehead State soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Illinois on Friday night at Jayne Stadium.

The Panthers' Lexi Ketterhagen found the back of the net in the 85th minute to finish off a goal created by passes from Angela Corcoran and Sarah DeWolf. Ketterhagen shot across the goal from left corner of the goalie box to beat the Eagles' redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Eva Helgadottir.

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For the third consecutive match this season, Morehead State volleyball held its opponent to a sub-.100 hitting percentage. The Eagles (9-2) defeated Penn (2-6) in straight sets this morning at the West Virginia Classic.

Morehead State-who entered the tournament limiting opponents to a .135 hitting percentage-held the Quakers to a .000 percentage, forcing as many errors as Penn had kills (24). The match also marked the fifth time this season, the Eagles have held their opponent to a hitting percentage below .100.

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Contests against 10 teams who took part in postseason tournaments last year and a pair of four-game homestands in Ohio Valley Conference play highlight the 2018-19 Morehead State men's basketball schedule.

All home games, plus all OVC road games, will air live on ESPN+. Additional television coverage and game times will be announced a later date.

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For the second time in as many weeks, Morehead State sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has been named Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week.

The Cincinnati native helped Morehead State to a perfect weekend at the Blue and Gold Tournament in Toledo, Ohio. In three matches, Lohmeier landed 45 winners (4.50 per set), hitting .239 on the weekend. She added eight block assists and four service aces to total 53 points.

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The Morehead State soccer team fell to Duquesne 3-0 on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Rooney Field.

Both teams battled through a downpour from the opening kick but the Dukes managed scored twice in the opening 45 minutes before adding another goal to cushion their lead in the 73rd minute.

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In Saturday's nightcap, Morehead State improved to 3-0 in the Blue and Gold Tournament with a straight-set victory over Duquesne. The Eagles (8-2) defeated the Dukes (4-5) 25-23, 25-17, and 25-19 in three sets.

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Senior quarterback Lawson Page rushed for a career-best 146 yards and added three scores through the air to lead the Morehead State football team to a 48-19 victory over the Mount St. Joseph Lions on rainy Saturday night at Jayne Stadium.

Page, who also tossed for 86 yards through the air and three scores, led his offense to a total of 519 yards while racking up 422 yards on the ground. The 422 rushing yards were the most for the Eagles on the ground since joining the Pioneer Football League in 2001.

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The Morehead State soccer team erased a 2-0 halftime deficit but ultimately fell 3-2 to Kent State on Friday evening at Dix Stadium.

After conceding two goals to the Golden Flashes in the first 45 minutes of play, senior forward Dani Wilson found the back of the net in the 57th and 64th minutes to pull the game back to even at 2-2.

For Wilson, it was her first time scoring twice in a game since picking up two goals as a freshman to help propel Morehead State to a 2-1 win in overtime against Bowling Green on August 28, 2015.

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In its first match of the day, Morehead State volleyball swept Manhattan to improve to 2-0 in the Blue and Gold Tournament. The Eagles' (7-2) stifling defense allowed Morehead State to sweep the Jaspers (0-9) 25-117, 25-12, and 25-21 in straight sets.

Throughout the match, Manhattan found it hard to penetrate the smothering Eagles' defense. Morehead State chilled its opponent to a sub-zero hitting percentage, with Manhattan finishing with a -0.024 percentage. Manhattan connected on just 17 kills in the match, making 19 errors to propel the Eagles.

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After being named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier uses a career-night to propel Morehead State to victory at the Blue and Gold Tournament.

The Eagles (5-2) defeated the host Rockets (1-5) in the night cap Friday night.

Morehead State took the match in four sets 25-16, 16-25, 25-22, and 25-18.

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Morehead State women's golf head coach Stephanie Barker has assumed the role of Senior Woman Administrator for the Eagle Athletic Department.

"I am pleased that Coach Barker agreed to take on this important administrative role," said Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson. "I think very highly of Stephanie's thoughtfulness, particularly on issues related to student-athlete welfare. Last, her dedication to MSU affords me great confidence to appoint her to this role. She is a fine addition to our administrative team."

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Morehead State cross country welcomed back a potential new women's team leader after nearly two years on the sidelines, and both teams gained widespread experience Saturday morning in the opening meet of the 2018 season, the 37th annual Queen City Invitational hosted by Northern Kentucky.

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Despite outshooting its opponent for the first time in 2018 season, the Morehead State soccer team fell to Kennesaw State 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Kennesaw State.

The Eagles fired a season-high 17 shots while also having a season-best nine shots on goal. Of the nine shots on goal, two were near goals that were bounced off the goal as senior forward Dani Wilson's first shot in the seventh minute hit the crossbar and freshman midfielder Jenna Ahlbrand's second shot found the post in the 61st minute.

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In the final match of the Comfort Inn-Vitational, Wright State downed Morehead State in straight sets. The Raiders (5-1) capped an undefeated weekend, while the Eagles (5-2) finshed 2-1 during the two-day event.

The Raiders and Eagles played a tightly contested first set (23-25) before the Raiders took the following two sets 25-18 and 25-15.

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The Morehead State volleyball program's 750th win punctuated a perfect day at the Comfort Inn-Vitational. The Eagles (5-1) defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) (0-5) in the event's opening match and Mercer (2-4) in the night cap.

The Eagles swept the Red Flash 25-20, 25-16, and 25-20 before downing the Bears 25-19, 25-20, and 25-13. The pair of wins also gives head coach Jaime Gordon 350 career wins, with 270 of the total coming at the helm of the Eagle program.

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The Morehead State soccer team fell to Ohio State 7-0 on Thursday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Field.

Morehead State trailed 3-0 at half before conceding five second-half goals. Redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Eva Helgadottir started and played the entire first half before giving way to senior goalkeeper Michelle Washburn. Helgadottir made four saves in the first 45 minutes of action while Washburn made eight.

The Eagles' offense was stifled by the Buckeyes defense and were unable to get off any shots in the loss while Ohio State fired 37 shots with 20 on goal.

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Danielle McCarson, a redshirt junior for the Morehead State Volleyball Team, spent her first two years on campus as a biology major before deciding she needed to change her focus.

"I don't know why I stuck with it for so long," McCarson said. "It just wasn't for me, and I realized that I was trying to find ways to express myself."

Her parents noticed her taking and editing a lot of photos on her cell phone and surprised her with a camera for Christmas.

"I don't use my phone anymore," McCarson said.

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The Ohio Valley Conference and ESPN have reached an extension of their media rights agreement, which will now include a minimum of 600 conference events on ESPN+, the recently launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer & International segment and ESPN.

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The Morehead State soccer team fell to Ball State 1-0 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium. The loss is the Eagles third consecutive overtime loss.

The Cardinals netted the game winner in the 93rd minute with a header from Jenna Dombrowski that was set up by a free kick 30 yards above the box. Paula Guerrero sent the ball into the middle of the box to assist Dombrowski goal.

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Morehead State volleyball sophomore Lauren Rokey has been named Preseason All-OVC, the league announced Tuesday (Aug. 14)

The Eureka, Ill., native ranked among Ohio Valley Conference leaders in kills, ranking sixth in kills per set (3.13) and 10th in total kills (310). Rokey also ranked eighth in the league in points per set with 3.64 and 10th in total points with 360.5.

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For the 11th consecutive season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association has honored the Morehead State volleyball program with its highest academic achievement award. The Eagles' 3.43 cumulative GPA during the 2017-18 academic year earned the program its 19th total AVCA Team Academic Award.

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After a standout career as a member of the Morehead State women's golf program, former Eagle Anna Magnusson is creating a name for herself on the Swedish Golf Tour.

Competing in Sweden's top tour, the Taby, Sweden native has secured two victories across the seven events she's competed in on tour. Magnusson is the only player to win twice this season on a tour designed to help Swedish golfers develop their play to qualify for the Ladies European Tour.

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Samantha Jones, who played in an NCAA Super Regional as a student-athlete and who has extensive coaching experience, has been chosen to lead the Morehead State softball program.

Jones takes over the Eagle program following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Miami University. Prior to her time with the RedHawks, Jones was the head coach at Asbury (Ky.).

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Three standout athletes on and off their playing venues will be inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. The newest class consists of David Hyland (Football), Karen Lutes (Women's Cross Country/Track and Field) and Nick Atzinger (Men's Golf).

The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 19 with recognition as well at the Homecoming football game versus Valparaiso (2 p.m. ET) on Oct. 20.

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Morehead State baseball upended No. 18 Tennessee Tech Sunday for the second consecutive day to win the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship.

Junior left-fielder Niko Hulsizer hit a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the ninth inning off the OVC Pitcher of the Year, Tech's Travis Moths, as the Eagles held on to win 4-3. The Eagles topped TTU 11-6 on Saturday to force the league's "if necessary" game and won it to mark the fourth time since 2005 a team has come back from the consolation bracket to win the event by knocking off the other team twice.

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Morehead State Baseball is headed to Clemson, S.C. for the 2018 NCAA Regional. The Eagles learned their spot at a watch party at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday afternoon.

Morehead State (four seed, 37-24) will face No. 10 national seed and fifth-ranked Clemson (45-14) at 6 p.m. ET on Friday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Vanderbilt (two seed, 31-25) and St. John's (three-seed, 39-25) are also at the Clemson Regional and will square off at Noon on Friday. The winners will play each other Saturday at 6 p.m. while the losers play Saturday at Noon in the double elimination format.

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