Jacksonville State beat the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on last Sunday afternoon in a 2-1 win for the Gamecocks. The win brought the Gamecocks’ record to 6-7 and 2-2 for the Ohio Valley Conference. This marks the first win against Eastern Kentucky since 2006.
The Colonels gained an early lead when Cassie Smith slammed the ball in the left corner of the goal with an assist from Logan Harvey at the 3:04 mark. The game got dirty with seven fouls for EKU and four fouls for JSU. The first half ended with the Colonels ahead.
However, the Gamecocks came back when junior Kelsey Bright scored at the 63 minute mark when she drew the keeper out with an assist from senior Jackie Rush. Five minutes later, the Gamecocks landed another point when redshirt junior Courtney Hurt completed her penalty kick, making her eighth goal of the season so far.
The Gamecocks were on fire as goalie Caroline Robinson only had to make two saves against EKU. The Colonels goalie, Anna Hall, had to make five saves. The Gamecocks also had seven shots on goal as opposed to the three that EKU managed. This explosive win comes after a two-game loss against Morehead State and Murray State.
The Gamecocks are currently ranked fifth out of the 11 teams in the Ohio Valley Conference with six games still left in the season, and all of them against OVC teams. The Gamecocks will play Eastern Illinois on Sunday at 1 p.m. at home. For all game information and stats, go to jsugamecocksports.com.