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MSU Soccer downs Austin Peay 1-0

Oct 8, 2018

Credit MSU Athletics

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.

Wilson, who has now scored in back-to-back games, was able to beat the Austin Peay defender to a through ball played up by freshman forward Colleen Swift. The senior from Elizabethtown, Ky., took full advantage of the goalkeeper being out of position and got of a clean shot into the back-left corner of the goal.

The goal was Wilson's sixth of 2018 and the 15th of her career. Swift notched her second save of the season on the goal as well.

In goal for the Eagles, Washburn made her second start of 2018 and made five saves on her way to recording her second-career shutout. Her first came on September 3, 2017 in a 2-0 Morehead State win over Chattanooga.

"We were really consistent in everything we did," said head coach Warren Lipka. "We defended well and it was just a good solid win that we really needed."

Along with strong defense the Eagles were also able to outshoot the Governors 16-12.

The victory improves Morehead State to 3-11 overall and 2-4 in OVC play where they now have six points. Austin Peay drops to 8-5-1 and 3-3-1 in conference while remaining with 10 points.

The Eagles will take the field at Jayne Stadium their next time out on Friday with a challenge from Tennessee Tech that will begin at 6:00 p.m. ET.