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Eagle Soccer welcomes Bowling Green to Jayne Stadium on Friday

Aug 25, 2017

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Still seeking a statement win to kick start the season, Morehead State soccer (0-2) welcomes Bowling Green (1-0) to Jayne Stadium on Friday at 6 p.m. ET.

"Friday is one of those opportunities where we're looking to get a result now," said head coach Warren Lipka. "We're on the right track. We're just kind of putting things together right now. It takes a little time."

The Eagles are coming off a tight contest with Northern Kentucky last Monday, wherein Morehead State opened up the scoring by forcing an own goal from the NKU defense early in the second half. Back-to-back late unanswered goals from the Norse, however, sealed a 2-1 loss in the Eagles' home opener.

"I thought we were more organized defensively (last Monday)," Lipka said. "We were able to win the ball in certain areas of the field that we've been working on."

Morehead State received a strong performance from junior goalkeeper Michelle Washburn, who saw 20 shots and corralled eight saves in the loss.

"Michelle has been doing very well," said Lipka. "She's locked in that (starting) spot. She's made some big saves and kept us in games. We've got to give her some help."

Friday marks the fourth straight meeting between the Falcons and Eagles, with Morehead State emerging victorious in each of the past three seasons. Last year, MSU defeated Bowling Green 2-1 on the road. 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year Ashley Ritchie scored both goals in the win.