EKU 2, NKU 0

Searching for their first win of the season, EKU Soccer hosted NKU at home on Thursday afternoon. A rebuilding year for first-year coach Nick Flohre, the Colonels had dropped their two previous matches against Ball State and Xavier University, leaving them with an 0-2 record.

During the first 20 minutes, play was sluggish as the ball stayed in the middle of the field with neither team putting pressure on either goalkeeper.

The 23 minute mark saw the Colonels break through as junior Jordan Foster escaped mid-field and assisted Emmi Carroll, who placed the ball in the bottom right corner of the net, putting the Colonels up 1-0. They would take the lead to half.

EKU opened the second half similar to the beginning of the game, but in the 68 minute gave the Colonels a 2-0 lead as freshman forward Erin Torrence beat the keeper to the ball to score the first goal of her collegiate career.

The Colonels blanked their competitors.

EKU 2, VMI 0

In their next game against Virginia Military Institute, the Colonels came out strong in first four minutes of play with shots to the left and right corners by Erin Torrence and Cassie Smith, respectively.

EKU defeated their opponent 2-0 for the second consecutive time with goalkeeper Anna Hall making eight saves during the weekend, making her OVC Goalkeeper of the Week. Hall is now third all-time at EKU with seven career shutouts.

Though the season is early, Coach Flohre said he is optimistic about the team’s play this season.

“What I like is how open minded we are,” Coach Flohre. “Now we’re trying to clean up the details and fine tune things.”

The Colonels will take on The Citadel and Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina during the Labor Day weekend.