EKU soccer won its fifth straight game on Friday, Sept. 15, beating Chattanooga one to nothing in their last non-conference game. The win gives the Colonels more wins than last year under new coach Nick Flohre.
The Colonels scored early, as junior forward Jordan Foster rebounded her own shot and put it in at the six minute mark.
The Colonels defense stood tall after that, only allowing four shots on goal the rest of the game.
Junior goalkeeper Anna Hall made a few key saves to maintain a shut out. Hall has won OVC Goalkeeper of the Week twice in the past season and currently ranks second all time at EKU for saves and is on pace to break that record.
The Colonels outshot Chattanooga 13 to 10 as sophomore defenders Haley Kemper and Kacy Eckley played all 90 minutes, anchoring the Colonel defense. 19 players played for the Colonels in total.
The streak ties the longest in EKU history at five and the Colonels have won four by shutout. They have not surrendered a goal at home since the opening game.
“We just have to continue to not force mistakes and give other teams opportunities,” said Coach Flohre after the game regarding adjustments heading into conference play. “We like our depth and continuing to put fresh legs out their is valuable because we trust our players coming off the bench and we can really wear people down that way.”
Flohre also had high praises for his goal keeper.
“She has been in some tough spots and came through big. I would say she has been the best player on the field for us over this streak. That’s about all there is, she’s a heck of a goalkeeper,” Flohre said.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, Hall was named OVC goalkeeper of the week for the second time this season. She currently ranks first in shutouts and second in save percentage (.837).
The Colonels return Friday, Sept. 23 as they travel to Belmont for the start of conference play. Opening tap is set for 7:30 p.m.