September 20, 2009

Golden Eagles fall in final game of seven-game road trip

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Tennessee Tech soccer team wrapped up its seven-game road trip Sunday with its second match at the University of Kentucky Tournament, falling to host Kentucky 3-0 in Lexington.

The Wildcats got on the board in the tenth minute when Stefani Kildare netted her only shot of the match. Kirsten Robinson scored for Kentucky in the 23rd minute, and UK took a 2-0 lead into halftime. Jenna  Goblirsch added the Wildcat's third goal in the 88th minute to give UK the 3-0 win. The Golden Eagles fall to 1-7-1 on the season.

The Golden Eagles finished with six shots, including a shot on goal from freshman Sarah Gawthrop. Junior Jen Hoffman led the Golden Eagles with two total shots. Hoffman earned all-tournament team honors for her effort.

Kentucky had 14 total shots, and six on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Megan Polk played all 90 minutes for the Golden Eagles and finished with three saves.

There were three yellow-cards issued in the chippy match. Two of them came against Tech freshmen Jacquie Watkins and Kerri Reid, and one went against Kentucky's Katie Fahey.

Tech fell to undefeated Marshall 3-2 in its first match of the UK Tournament.

The Golden Eagles will return home to play in Cookeville for the first time since Aug. 28 when they open up Ohio Valley Conference play against UT Martin on Sept. 25. Tech will also host Murray State on Sept. 27 in an OVC showdown.