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Purple Aces Take On Middle Tennessee In Home Opener

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Purple Aces women’s soccer team opens up the 2019 season at home against Middle Tennessee State. The match held at McCutchan Stadium and will kick off at 7 p.m. on ESPN+.

  • Purple Aces return 85 percent of their scoring from 2018, with Emily Ormson and
  • Maggie Leazer returning after leading the team in goal scoring a year ago.
  • All-MVC second and all-freshman team member Emily Wolak returns along with MVC honorable mention honoree Michaela Till in goal for the Purple Aces.
  • Emily Wolak represented the Purple Aces on the Missouri Valley preseason all-conference team. The Rochester, N.Y. native saw action in 19 games in 2018, posting her first career goal against Tennessee Tech and added seven shots with six aimed at goal.
  • Evansville was bolstered by solid goalkeeping by Michaela Till. Posting five shutouts, 105 saves .and a 1.23 goals-against-average, which ranked toward the top of the MVC.
  • Evansville went 1-1-1 in exhibition action with a win over Canisius. The Aces scored three goals in the three game preseason.
  • Emily Ormson and Alex Eyler recorded goals in the 2-1 win over Canisius last Tuesday (Aug. 13).
  • The Aces closed out preseason with a 2-1 loss to Eastern Illinois. Emily Ormson scored the lone goal off an assist from Emily Olson. UE had five shots with two on goal, while Michaela Till added two saves during the match.
  • Middle Tennessee split their two exhibition matches against Northern Kentucky and Lipscomb. MT took a 2-1 win over Northern Kentucky, while falling 4-1 against Lipscomb last Friday (Aug. 16).
  • The Aces finished the 2018 season with a 1-0 loss against No. 2 Drake in double overtime in the semifinals of the MVC Championships.
  • Evansville advanced to the semifinals after winning 3-2 in PKs over No. 3 seed UNI with Amanda DaSilva converting the go ahead PK.
  • A familiar face will be back on the sidelines as Chris Pfau was named assistant coach on May 15. Pfau returns to Evansville after serving as the Purple Aces head coach from 2005-07.
  • The Purple Aces were picked sixth in the MVC preseason poll, voted on by the coaches.