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.
Three minutes later, Morehead State added a second goal after senior defender Makenna Lavatori's corner was headed home by freshman defender Nicole Palmer. The goal was the first of Palmer's career.
Wilson completed the Morehead State comeback in the 89th minute with her second goal of the match. Palmer achieved another career-first on the play, serving up her first assist by playing the ball into the box from near midfield to allow Wilson to flick past the EKU goalkeeper.
The teams played to a dead lock 3-3 tie through the first 10-minute overtime period before Eastern Kentucky's Sarah Owusu netted the game-winning goal in the 104th minute.
Three Colonels scored in the game as senior Bailly Bounds netted the game's first goal in the 33rd minute while junior Erin Torrence found the back of the net in the 46th and 54th minutes. Owusu's goal was her first game-winning goal of 2018.
"Our players are working hard and they deserve it," said head coach Warren Lipka. "I thought we played really well down the stretch, showed no quit, and made a terrific comeback but just came up short."
Morehead State falls to 2-11 overall and 1-4 in OVC play. Eastern Kentucky improve to 5-5-2 and 1-1-2 in conference play.
The Eagles return home for the first of three-straight matches at Jayne Stadium on Sunday when they welcome OVC foe Austin Peay. The match will get underway at 2:00 p.m. ET and will serve as residents hall day. The first 50 students in attendance, who live on campus, will receive a Morehead State soccer scarf.