Eagle Soccer Tops Southeast Missouri
The Morehead State soccer team scored three goals in a span of 1:13 to earn a 5-2 comeback victory over Southeast Missouri on Sunday (October 13) at MSU's Jayne Stadium.
The five goals were the most for MSU (4-9-1, 3-2), since a 7-2 triumph over Austin Peay on Oct. 30, 2011. It also marked the first home victory for MSU this season.
Freshman forward Angela Black scored the first two goals of her collegiate career at 58:10 and 58:28 to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead. Black then assisted on junior forward Jade Flory's team-leading seventh tally of the season 55 seconds later, sending a cross pass from the far side.
Southeast Missouri (4-5-3, 2-1-2) opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Natasha Minor put away a shot from just in front of goal, following a blocked shot.
Junior midfielder Caity Fox's first goal of the season tied the match in the 23rd minute, as she headed in Teig Palmateer's corner kick from 12 yards away.
The Redhawks took a 2-1 lead into halftime, using a headed goal from Torey Byrd which came directly off a long throw-in from Amy Ward. MSU outshot SEMO 7-6 in the first half, but the Redhawks put five shots on goal, while the Eagles had two.
Sophomore midfielder McKenzie Ward finished the scoring in the 69th minute when she registered her first goal of the season following a blocked shot.
MSU finished the match with a 15-8 shot advantage, as well as a 7-6 edge in shots on goal. Morehead State limited Southeast Missouri to only one shot in the second half.
The Eagles continue OVC play on Friday (October 18) at Austin Peay. Action is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.