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Morehead State celebrated the careers of senior soccer student-athletes Caitlyn Burdine, Colleen Swift and Katie Kiolbassa Sunday in the regular-season finale versus UT Martin. Unfortunately, the Skyhawks scored in the 16th minute and it held up as the Eagles fell 1-0.

MSU (4-9-4, 2-4-2 OVC) will now enter the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament where it will play as one of the lower four seeds in the opening round Friday night at a neutral site. UTM improved to 10-5-1 and finished 6-2 in the league to claim a share of the title.

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Mark Pappas connected with receiver Matt Guilfoil on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 1:02 left at Marist Saturday to cap a 76-yard drive, and the Morehead State defense halted the Red Foxes on their last possession as MSU won a thriller, 27-24, at Tenney Stadium.

The Eagles stayed perfect in the Pioneer League at 4-0, only the program's second-ever 4-0 start and first since 2002. It also the third win in four tried for MSU at Marist in the series.

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Morehead State's men's golf team finished the 2021 Fall season on the highest note it could. The Eagles won a scorecard playoff with Northern Illinois Tuesday to claim the top team honor at the Xavier Invitational at the Maketewah Country Club.

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Morehead State's men's basketball's Johni Broome and Skyelar Potter have garnered official Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference honors, with Broome being named the league's Co-Player of the Year, and the Eagles being picked to finish second.

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Morehead State junior libero Allison Whitten was tabbed the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in leading a stingy back row output in the Volleyball team's two wins over UT Martin this past weekend.

Whitten's award is the sixth weekly honor for the volleyball program during the fall 2021 season and her first of the year.

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The Eagles wrapped up homecoming weekend at Morehead State with a tightly contested scoreless draw against SEMO on Sunday.

The draw moves the Eagles to 4-8-4 on the season and 2-3-2 in league play, and is the second scoreless draw of the season for Morehead State.

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Powered by the first game with two 100-yard rushers since 2017, a season-high rushing total, and only 189 yards allowed by the defense, Morehead State football raced past Butler 31-8 for a Homecoming victory at Jayne Stadium Saturday.

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On the strength of 12 blocks, Morehead State volleyball secured its second straight three-set sweep over visiting UT Martin Saturday.

The Eagles won 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 as they improved to 11-9 overall with their seventh consecutive victory. MSU also moved to 7-2 in the league after dropping its opening two matches at Austin Peay. Morehead State has now won five straight against UTM and 21 of the last 24 in the series since 2005.

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Morehead State volleyball ran its winning streak to six matches, and grad student Olivia Lohmeier became just the fifth-ever player in Ohio Valley Conference history to reach 1,800 career kills, as the Eagles defeated UT Martin in straight sets Friday night at Johnson Arena.

The Homecoming weekend triumph was the fourth straight for MSU over UTM and the 20th in the last 23 times the two teams have played. The Eagles jumped UTM in the OVC race as well, moving to 6-2 and 10-9 overall. The Skyhawks dipped to 6-3 in the league and 10-12 overall.

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A stellar defensive effort wasn't enough to overcome Murray State as the Soccer Eagles dropped a late heartbreaker at the hands of the Racers 1-0 Sunday afternoon.

The loss drops the Eagles to 4-7-3 on the season and 2-2-1 in league play. Despite the loss, the Eagles remain in strong position within the OVC standings with seven points.

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Senior running back Issiah Ageuro rushed for a season-high 113 yards and scored two touchdowns, while also grinding out tough yardage in the waning moments of the game to keep possession, as the Morehead State football team won a shootout at Presbyterian Saturday, 38-30.

The Eagles staked themselves to a 24-6 halftime lead and then endured the unorthodox style Presbyterian employs as the Blue Hose mounted a rally. But, the Eagles were able to hold them off to improve to 2-0 in the PFL for the first time since head coach Rob Tenyer's first year in 2013.

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Grad student Olivia Lohmeier landed 14 kills and added five blocks while moving into sole possession of second place on Morehead State's career kills list as the Eagles rallied to defeat Tennessee State 3-1 at Kean Hall Friday night.

MSU won its fourth consecutive match, improved to 8-9 overall, and edged its Ohio Valley Conference record up to 4-2.

Lohmeier, who entered the match tied with Dayle Hamontree (1987-90) with 1,772 successful spikes in her career, upped her total to 1,786.

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Morehead State saw their defense shine once again as they continued to climb up the OVC standings with a 1-0 victory Thursday night over Austin Peay.

The win moves the Eagles to 4-6-3 on the season and 2-1-1 in league play. The Eagles also continued their stellar play at home, improving to 4-1-1 at MSU Recreation and Wellness Field this season.

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After leading Morehead State volleyball to pair of OVC wins over Murray State this past weekend, sophomore setter Bridget Bessler has again been named the league's Setter of the Week.

For Bessler, it marked her second weekly honor this fall and the ninth of her career.

Bessler averaged 11.6 assists per set in the two wins and had her third consecutive double-double (47 assists, 11 digs) in Friday's three-set victory. She also had 46 assists and seven digs in Saturday's five-set triumph. Bessler helped the Eagle offense generate a .273 attack percentage against the Racers.

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Sophomore forward Kate Larbes was taken down in the box on a play in the 81st minute and promptly buried a penalty kick to lead the Morehead State soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Tennessee Tech in a Thursday night home match.

The Eagles, who improved to 3-5-3 and 1-0-1 in the OVC, matched their best conference start since 2014. TTU slipped to 1-5-1 and 0-2 in the league.

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Going into the final round down by ten strokes, Morehead State women's golf rallied behind a collection of top-15 finishers to win the Briar Ridge Invitational in Schereville, Ind.

The Eagles improved in every single round of the 54-hole tournament, despite the second round being suspended due to darkness on Sunday night (Sept. 26), carding a 317-307-303 – 927.

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For Volleyball graduate student Olivia Lohmeier, 13 is a lucky number. Lohmeier has been named Ohio Valley Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week, the 13th time in her career winning the weekly honor.

Despite a pair of setbacks at Austin Peay, Lohmeier still averaged 4.5 kills per set and added three blocks and 10 digs on the weekend. In Friday's five-setter, she piled up 25 kills on a career-high 76 swings. She returned Saturday to knock in 16 more kills with two blocks.

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For the second straight game, 110 minutes could not separate the Eagles from their opponents, as Morehead State and Eastern Illinois opened the OVC season with a 1-1 draw.

The draw moves the Eagles to 2-5-3 on the season and 0-0-1 in league play, but does give Morehead State their best start in OVC play since 2014.

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Morehead State graduate student Andrew Foster has been selected this week's Pioneer Football League co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

A Knoxville, Tenn., native, Foster booted seven punts for a 47.9-yard average at No. 19 Austin Peay. He also connected on both his PAT attempts and was successful on a 35-yard field goal.

Foster leads the league and ranks sixth among all FCS level punters with a 47.1 average after three games. He is seeking to become the first punter in program history to average 40+ for the season for four consecutive seasons.

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While the Eagles didn't win Saturday at No. 19 Austin Peay, Morehead State football did put up nearly 500 total yards and battled until literally the final play in a 59-35 shootout at the Govs' Fortera Stadium.

MSU slipped to 1-2 with its second matchup against a top-20 FCS program this fall, but the Eagles recorded 481 total yards and scored five touchdowns, including a long passing score on the last play of the game.

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Morehead State volleyball battled but could not overcome the strengths of No. 4 Pitt Saturday as the Eagles fell 3-0 to the Panthers in the finale of the Comfort Inn-Vitational at Johnson Arena.

MSU slipped to 4-7, while Pitt stayed perfect at 10-0.

Pitt managed to hit .354 and added eight blocks as they won by scores 25-17, 25-12, 25-16.

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Following a career-best day, Morehead State senior quarterback Mark Pappas has earned the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week nod.

From Avon Lake, Ohio, Pappas threw a career-high five touchdowns in Morehead State's 62-9 victory against Point (Ga.), Saturday. He completed 29-of-45 passes for 286 yards in 41:17 of game time and had a reception on a batted pass that he carried for four yards and a first down to keep alive a scoring drive.

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Morehead State cross-country participated at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn., Friday morning.

The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University at Percy Warner Park and featured eleven teams. The men competed in an 8000-meter race, while the women ran a 5k.

Sophomore Kyle Embry, who posted a time of 26:33.9, as well as sophomore Michael Dunagan who finished in 27:09.4, led the men's team.

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Due to CoVID-19 protocols within the Union (Ky.) program, Morehead State will not host the Bulldogs on Saturday. Instead the Eagles will host Point (Ga.) at the original kick-off time of 2 p.m. ET.

The Family Weekend game will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

Point is an NAIA institution located in West Point, Ga. The Skyhawks are members of the Appalachian Division of the Mid-South Conference and are 0-1 this season after a 69-0 setback at FCS Mercer last weekend.

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A late goal from Katie Kiolbassa wasn't enough for Morehead State to overtake Eastern Michigan, as the Eagle soccer team fell in a hard-luck match, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon.

For the second straight game, the Eagles were peppered with shots from their opponent, with Eastern Michigan putting eight shots on goal, but junior goaltender Michelle Jerantowski was again up to the task for most of the afternoon, tallying a season high six saves.

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Led by a pair of top-five finishes, the Morehead State men's golf team shined in its season opening event at the Eastern Kentucky Intercollegiate this weekend.

The Eagles improved with each round. MSU fired a 284-283-277 -- 844. They topped host, and former OVC rival Eastern Kentucky, by six strokes on the Colonels' home course.

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Displaying a tight defense and efficient offense for much of the match, Morehead State Volleyball topped Radford 3-1 Saturday to finish the Eagles Challenge 2-1.

The Eagles (3-3) held the Highlanders to only an .028 attack percentage while hitting .277 themselves and having four in double-digit digs again. MSU cruised to 25-16 wins in the first two sets, then had a hiccup with 12 attack errors in the third to fall 25-16. The final set also resulted in a 25-16 score, in favor of the Eagles.

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Morehead State volleyball ran into an efficient offensive game plan by the host Georgia Bulldogs Friday night as UGA hit .410 en route to defeating the Eagles 3-0 in both teams' season opener at Stegeman Coliseum as part of the Classic City Clash.

The 'Dogs, who nailed 27 kills and had just two errors by the conclusion of the second set, won 25-13, 25-16 and 25-21.

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Playing as an individual, Morehead State senior Bridget Connolly claimed medalist honors and the women's golf team claimed a team win as MSU faced off with Bellarmine at the Battle at Boone Trace in Richmond, Ky., Sunday.

Morehead State shot a 303-300--603, bettering the Knights by 30 strokes. Connolly fired a 72-76--148 to top teammate Haley Reitz, who was part of the lineup, by one stroke. Reitz carded a 75-74--149. Connolly's win was the first of her Eagle career.

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Morehead State Soccer and Marshall fought to a 1-1 draw in an evenly contested matchup that was called early Sunday due to weather.

The Eagles moved to 1-2-1 on the season, picking up their second-ever draw against Marshall, the last one coming back in 2011.

Morehead State opened the scoring in the 12th minute, marking the first time the Eagles scored in the first half this season. Sidney Palla was taken down in the box, awarding a penalty kick to the Eagles, which was taken and buried by junior Colleen Swift for her second penalty kick goal of the young season.

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