Aces fall to Murray State in final exhibition

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UE opens regular season August 18

In its final match before the start of the regular season, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team dropped a 5-0 exhibition to Murray State University on Friday afternoon in Murray, Kentucky.

In the early going, the Purple Aces withstood consistent pressure from the Racers as freshman goalkeeper Michaela Till made three saves in the first half-hour of play.

The Racers found their breakthrough in the 33rd minute as Miyah Watford had her shot blocked, gathered the ball and slipped the ball into the back of the net.

Murray State found its second goal just shy of two minutes later when Rebecca Kubin mirrored Watford’s shot, gathered the rebound and scored to provide the Racers a 2-0 lead at the half.

In the second half, the Racers added three more goals in the 50th, 58th, and 72nd minutes.

In the contest, Murray State outshot the Aces, 24-1. Till spent just over 72 minutes between the posts, recording six saves, before sophomore goalkeeper Julie Rabe came on for the final 18 minutes.

The Aces are back in action on Friday, August 18 as they open the regular season against Southeast Missouri State at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

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