The Eastern Kentucky University soccer team fell to Ohio Valley Conference foes Austin Peay, 2-1 and Murray State, 2-1, this weekend.

EKU started off the weekend in high spirits coming off a 1-0 win against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 27.

On Friday, the EKU soccer team fell to Austin Peay, 2-1. Austin Peay started off the game early scoring two goals in the first 15 minutes.

EKU fought hard and in the 22nd minute freshman Audrey Anderson was able to put a shot past the APSU goalkeeper off an assist from redshirt sophomore Sarah Owusu, bringing the score to 2-1.

EKU outshot APSU, 17-6. Despite the attack, the Colonels were unable to find the equalizer. Anderson and sophomore Baylee Lanter led the attack for EKU with three shots a piece. Anderson’s goal would make her third of the season, with Owusu getting her first assist of the season.

The loss against APSU dropped the Colonels to 2-2 in the OVC and 4-8 on the season.

On Sunday, the Colonels looked to find a victory against first place Murray State to bring them back to a winning record in the OVC. EKU fought hard but eventually fell to Murray losing in double overtime by a score of 2-1.

The game started off strong as both teams fought to gain an advantage on the other and it would be EKU starting off the scoring in the 31st minute with a goal by sophomore Sarah Owusu to bring the score to 1-0. Senior Marion Wolski was able to connect with Owusu sending a cross deep into the box, where Owusu headed the ball past the goalkeeper. 

It would take the Racers until the 75th minute to find the net and bring the score even. The Colonels continued to push to find a late goal with a shot by Owusu finding the back of the net but was ruled offside.

EKU came into overtime outshooting Murray State, 2-0 but were unable to find the net. The teams were still even heading into double overtime, but Murray State were able to get the winning goal less than a minute into the second overtime period.

Wolski lead EKU’s attack with three shots. Owusu and freshman Ali Kirk attempted two shots a piece. Goalkeeper, junior Billie Clark, had four saves on the day.

The Colonels finished the weekend 2-3 in the OVC and 4-9 overall. EKU will be in action next weekend when they host Southeast Missouri and UT Martin.

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