Meloff's two goals lead Golden Eagles to 2-1 win over Lipscomb

Meloff's two goals lead Golden Eagles to 2-1 win over Lipscomb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Freshman Andrea Meloff scored two goals for the second time this season, and sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlyn Thacker had seven stops Tuesday night as the Tennessee Tech soccer team beat Lipscomb 2-1 in a non-conference matchup.

“The girls were very resilient tonight,” Tech head coach Becky Fletcher said. “They worked very hard out there, and there was a lot of effort.”

Meloff scored her first goal in the first half after chasing down a ball to get a shot from near the corner. After Lipscomb’s Ally Marler tied the game early in the second half Meloff scored her second goal on a breakaway in front of the net, taking it away from Lipscomb goalkeeper Erin Zerio after Zerio got a piece of it but couldn’t pull it in.

“Andrea worked for everything she got tonight,” Fletcher said. “They only gave her an inch, and that’s all she needed, she did the rest on her own.”

Meloff now leads the Golden Eagles with seven goals. Her first goal was assisted by freshman Jacquie Watkins, her second assist of the season.

The match was the final regular season match of the season for Tech. The Golden Eagles will head to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament next week, which will be hosted by OVC regular season champion Morehead State.

Tech finished the season with a 5-11-3 record, and finished 3-2-2 in the OVC. The Golden Eagles will be the No. 4 seed in the OVC tournament.

"We wanted a positive result to springboard us into the tournament," Fletcher said. "Lipscomb is a solid opponent, and we felt like we saw some very good things tonight."