Golden Eagle soccer comes up short at UT Martin

MARTIN, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech soccer team traveled to face UT Martin on Friday, and came up short in its bid to wrap up a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, falling to the Skyhawks 1-0.

Heading into the game, Tech was tied with UT Martin in fourth place in the OVC standings. The top six teams in the OVC will advance to the conference tournament, which begins Nov. 4 with the no. 3 and 4 seeds hosting the no. 5 and 6 seeds.

The Golden Eagles (4-12-1, 3-3-1) will have another shot to clinch a birth to the tournament on Sunday when the take on Murray State. MSU is the current league-leader, and in position to host the OVC semi-finals and finals. A win Sunday will put Tech in the tournament, but even if the Golden Eagles lose, they may still end up with in the top six, and in the tournament.

Tech will return home for a non-conference showdown against Lipscomb in the season finale on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Admission to games at Tech Soccer Field is free.