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OVC Champions

Posted on 28 October 2016 by Bret Shroats

Richmond, KY – For the first time in program history Eastern Kentucky soccer is Ohio Valley Conference Co-champions.

It was a two step process for EKU to win the OVC and they only controlled the first step. In step one, Eastern Kentucky took care of Tennessee Tech with a goal by junior Jordan Foster in the 68th minute. Then the Colonels had to wait and watch Austin Peay tie Murray State to help the Colonels win the OVC championship.

EKU soccer is a true Cinderella story. The EKU soccer program had only won 13 matches in the past three seasons prior to the 2016 season. Eastern Kentucky was picked to finish 10th in the OVC this season.

In 2016 EKU soccer went 13-4 overall and 8-2 in the OVC.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the players and what they’ve been able to accomplish so far this season,” first-year head coach Nick Flohre said. “Today felt like a tournament game with how well both teams defended. We were fortunate to take advantage of our chance to score. The players deserve to be very proud of themselves and their teammates. They worked their tails off for today’s win.”

Since Murray State won the match vs EKU in the regular season they get the 1 seed. EKU will get the 2 seed in the OVC tournament for the first time since 2008. Eastern will get the winner of the Belmont vs Tennessee Tech Friday November 4 at 11 am on the campus of Murray State.

List of accomplishments from this EKU soccer team.
1. Most OVC wins in a season (8)
2. Most wins total (13)
3. Most goals in a season (30)
4. Shut out every OVC opponent in Richmond, KY
5. Most shutouts in a season (10)
6. Tied the Longest winning streak (8)

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Anna Hall voted the OVC Goalkeeper of the Week

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Anna Hall voted the OVC Goalkeeper of the Week

Posted on 30 August 2016 by Bret Shroats

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky junior Anna Hall was voted the Ohio Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Hall recorded a pair of shutouts last week. Anna Hall made five saves on Thursday in a 2-0 win over Northern Kentucky, a team picked to finish third in the Horizon League. On Saturday, Hall made three saves in a 2-0 road victory at Virginia Military Institute. VMI entered the match with a perfect 2-0 record.

Hall now ranks third all-time EKU with seven career shutouts.

She is the first Colonel to be named OVC Goalkeeper of the Week since Erika Wolfer on August 21, 2012.

Hall and the surging Colonels will look to continue their winning ways this weekend with a pair of matches against The Citadel (Friday, September 2) and Charleston Southern (Sunday, September 4) in Charleston, South Carolina

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Soccer Picks Up Their First Win of 2016

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Soccer Picks Up Their First Win of 2016

Posted on 25 August 2016 by Bret Shroats

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RICHMOND, KY – Eastern Kentucky defeated Northern Kentucky 2-0 for their first win of the 2016 campaign. Eastern was lead by Emmy Carroll and Erin Torrance. With the win head coach Nick Flohre first career win.

Eastern Kentucky (1-2-0) took their first lead of the season in the 24th minute with a goal from junior Emmi Carroll. Eastern Kentucky would take the 1-0 lead into the half. However, in the 69th minute freshman Erin Torrance would add a crucial insurance goal to give the Colonels a 2-0 win.

Junior Anna Hall made 5 saves in the shutout victory. Eastern outshot Northern Kentucky(0-3-0) 23-7.

Next up for Eastern Kentucky is Virginia Military Institute (2-0-0) Saturday at 1:00 PM on ESPN3.

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Eastern Kentucky Falls to Xavier 2-0

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Eastern Kentucky Falls to Xavier 2-0

Posted on 21 August 2016 by Bret Shroats

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Richmond, KY – Eastern Kentucky dropped their home opener to Xavier 2-0 in a game that was much closer than it appeared.

The two teams both took 14 shots. However, EKU was unable to find the back of the net. Xavier found themselves up 1-0 after the 18th minute. They would add an insurance goal in the 69th minute.

Eastern Kentucky did a fantastic job of creating opportunity. Once they learn to finish the opportunities they will start gaining momentum.

Eastern Kentucky (0-2-0) will host Northern Kentucky (0-1-0) on Thursday at 5 PM.

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