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The Morehead State soccer team knocked off Ohio Valley Conference rival Austin Peay, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

A goal in the 5th minute by senior forward Dani Wilson proved to be enough as the Eagles defense and senior goalkeeper Michelle Washburn were able to contain the Governors' offense.

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Several personal bests, including personal records in combined score by freshman Katie Frye and junior Alexa Potts, pushed Morehead State Rifle to a 4,635-4,536 victory over visiting UT Martin Saturday at Button Rifle Range.

The Eagles are now 2-0 on the young 2018-19 season.

Frye led the Eagles, and all shooters, on the air rifle range with a 588. She added a 572 smallbore total for a personal record 1160 combined score. Frye also tied her smallbore standing PR with a 186. Potts tied her smallbore personal best with a 576 and fired a 587 in air for a combined 1163.

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Despite racking up more than 500 yards of total offense and out-gaining the Toreros , the Morehead State football team was defeated 51-34 by Pioneer Football League foe San Diego on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The loss drops the Eagles to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in PFL play. The Toreros, who picked up their 23rd consecutive conference win, improved to 3-2 and 2-0 in the PFL.

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Coming off a close setback at Butler, the Morehead State football team turns its attention to a matchup at home Saturday against San Diego at 12:05 p.m. ET.

Fans can watch live on ESPN+, listen live on WIVY-96.3 FM and WMST-106.9 FM and 1150 AM and keep up with live stats here on MSUEagles.com.

San Diego enters the game at 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the PFL. The Eagles will look to halt the Toreros' 22-game conference winning streak. Morehead State is 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.

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The Morehead State soccer team erased a three-goal deficient to force overtime before ultimately falling to Ohio Valley Conference rival Eastern Kentucky, 4-3, in 104 minutes on Tuesday afternoon at the EKU Soccer Field.

The Eagles fell behind 3-0 before senior forward Dani Wilson swung the momentum back to her team with a break-away chip shot over the Colonels goalkeeper in the 59th minute. The ball was played up from the back by freshman defender Evan Kays who picked up her first-career assist.

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The Morehead State soccer team allowed two goals in the opening 10:21 as it dropped a 2-0 decision to Ohio Valley Conference foe Southeast Missouri on Sunday afternoon at Hauck Field.

The RedHawks' leading goal scorer Esmie Gonzales found the back of the net at the 7:35 mark with a shot off a volley in the box. Less than three minutes later SEMO struck again as Morgan McCourt was able to head in a corner kick at 10:21 into the match.

Gonzales fifth goal of 2018 was assisted by Jordan Nelson while the McCourt header goal was served up off Emily Holten's corner kick.

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Freshman Katie Frye paced the Morehead State rifle team with an 1159 combined score in her first collegiate match, while junior Alexa Potts fashioned a team-best 589 in air rifle as the Eagles opened the 2018-19 season at North Georgia Saturday.

Morehead State totaled a 4,624 team aggregate score. North Georgia's total will be added once the Nighthawks finish competition Sunday against Georgia Southern.

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In a matchup of the two top teams in the Ohio Valley Conference, Morehead State volleyball dropped a tight contest with host Austin Peay. The Governors (14-2, 4-0 OVC) nipped the Eagles (12-5, 3-1) in three sets, 25-21, 25-14, and 27-25.

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Morehead State senior Justin Moakler set the program's 8K school record, while women's runner Sierra Poppell barely missed a school record as the cross country teams took part in the 2018 Greater Louisville Classic Saturday.

Moakler covered the 8K course in 23:56.5 to finish seventh among 252 competitors. He eclipsed Farah Abdulkarim's previous mark of 24:05.8 set last year at the Pre-Nationals Race and is the first Eagle to run a sub-24 minute rce in school history.

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In front of a raucous crowd at Wetherby Gym on Wednesday, Morehead State volleyball swept in-state rival Eastern Kentucky. The Eagles (12-4, 3-0 OVC) downed the Colonels (3-12, 2-1) in straight sets, taking the sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-22.

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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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