The Jacksonville State soccer team took on the Murray State Racers, losing 1-0 on Sunday.

The Gamecocks fall to 6-7-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference, while the Racers remain perfect in OVC play.The Gamecocks took a total of nine shots — two in the first half and seven in the second half — but they were unable to connect with the goal.

Freshman midfielder and defender, Madison Carruthers, led the Gamecocks with three shots, including one shot on goal (SOG). Redshirt senior forward Courtney Hurt had two shots and one SOG, while Freshman midfielder Claire Petersen also contributed with two shots. Junior defender and midfielder Abbey Clausen recorded one shot that counted for a SOG. Senior Kelsey Bright also attempted one shot. Sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Robinson had an impressive five saves during Sunday’s matchup.

Murray State’s Marissa Burroughs scored the Racers’ winning goal in the 67th minute of the contest.The Gamecocks had more hope in the game before Murray State, which was on Friday. The Gamecocks were too much for Austin Peay, edging the Governors 4-3.

Petersen scored two goals on three shots.Hurt was able to score one goal on four shots, and had two SOG’s. Junior midfielder Justine Panchuk was able to score a goal on her single shot. Mackenzie Bellows, a junior midfielder, was able to rack-up an assist in Friday’s matchup. Despite allowing three goals by the Governors, goalkeeper Robinson also had three saves. Austin Peay’s Gina Fabbro scored two of the Governors’ three goals, while McKenzie Dixon scored the third.

On Friday, Oct. 16, the Gamecocks will travel to Martin, Tenn. to take on the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks. The Skyhawks are 4-9 overall and 2-3 in the OVC, but has not lost at home this year.

Then, on Sunday, the Gamecocks will travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo. to face the Southeast Missouri Redhawks. The Redhawks are 7-5-2 and are 2-2-1 in OVC play.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks next home game will be on Oct. 25 when they play Eastern Kentucky in another OVC match-up.

Timothy Cash
Staff Reporter

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