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MSU Soccer makes home debut versus NKU on Monday at 7 p.m.

Aug 20, 2017

Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State soccer (0-1) returns home for its 2017 debut at Jayne Stadium versus Northern Kentucky (1-0) on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

"Our attitude is to get better every time we get a chance, whether in a training environment or in a game situation," said head coach Warren Lipka. "We played pretty well for 60 minutes on Friday. Now let's extend that to 90 on Monday."

The Eagles are fresh off a 3-1 loss at Western Carolina in Friday's season-opener. Freshman midfielder Caitlyn Burdine scored the first goal of the season by way of an assist from junior Samantha Damante in the first half, giving Morehead State an early 1-0 lead. The teams entered halftime in a 1-1 tie, but the Catamounts netted two unanswered goals late in the second period.

Sophomore forward Ashley Ritchie attempted four of MSU's eight shots on Friday, landing one try on target. Junior goalkeeper Michelle Washburn saw 16 shots from the WCU offense, notching seven saves in the process.

Northern Kentucky comes to Morehead after a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Kentucky on Friday. Norse sophomore Ally Perkins connected on a direct kick midway through the first half, before senior forward Jessica Frey scored the game-winner in the 62nd minute.

Morehead State fell to NKU by way of a 1-0 deficit in Highland Heights, Ky. last season. Northern Kentucky holds a 4-0-1 all-time lead in the head-to-head series.