Sports Recap


The Golden Eagles football team soars toward victory with a 4-3 lead compared to their 1-10 record last season.


In Tech’s game against the University of Tennessee Martin on Oct. 12, the team fell 55-14. Tech’s bye week gave the players a much-needed rest Oct. 19.


The Golden Eagles play their next game against Austin Peay State University on Saturday.


With a conference record of 1-2, Tech ranks seventh in the OVC.



As they neared the end of the season, the women’s soccer team stands in third place with a 4-1-2 conference record and 6-5-4 overall.


The Golden Eagles handed Murray State University their first OVC loss with a final score of 3-0 on Oct. 11 at the Tech soccer field. Tech also took home a 1-0 win against Jacksonville State University on Oct. 13.


Kendall Powell, Rachel Blow and Isabelle Austin received three OVC Player of the Week awards making program history.


Tech tied Eastern Illinois 1-1 in double overtime Oct. 18. Powell scored the tying goal in the second half.


Tech rounds out their regular season at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 against UT Martin and Southeast Missouri State University.





Tech men’s golf team competed in their final tournaments Monday placing 10th and Tuesday placing 11th at Kennesaw, Georgia for the Pinetree Intercollegiate as they wrap up the 2019 campaign.


The men placed second at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Derek Dolenc Invitational in Madison, Illinois.


Junior Will Brooks received his first career OVC Male Golfer of the Week award on Oct. 9.


The men’s golf team spring season begins in March 2020 at Bash at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.




Tech’s women’s golf team took home seventh place at the Dayton Flyer Invitational on Oct. 15 in Kettering, Ohio.


The team’s best score this season was the Morehead State University Greenbrier Invitational placing fourth and F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate placing fourth in September.


Amanda Smith joined Tech golf teams as the new assistant coach at the beginning of August. She came to the Golden Eagles from the Tournament Players Club Scottsdale in Arizona.


The team’s next match is this weekend in Nashville at the Town and Country Invitational.


Cross Country-



Individually, the men’s cross-country team finished in top spots in all of their meets this season.


Junior Ababu Mohamed placed first at all four meets this season followed by sophomore Gabriel Kiprono who placed second.


The team finishes their regular season Friday at Murray State University in Kentucky.


The team takes a break from meets as they prepare for the OVC Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2 in Edwardsville, Illinois.



Tech women’s cross-country team placed second at the Murray State Open in Murray, Kentucky, Oct. 18.


The team added head coach Peter Dalton to their roster in August replacing Tony Cox.


Freshman Nancy Jesang earned first place in all four cross country meets so far this season.


Freshman Rahab Sawe follows taking second place at each meet.


The women also compete in the OVC championship on Nov. 2 in Edwardsville, Illinois.



Q – What are your overall thoughts of the season so far?


Football: senior, wide receiver, Seth Huner, mechanical engineer major

A – “Starting out this season we had a great win in double overtime, which I’ve never really been a part of a game like that. This year, I believe we have more of a bond, and we’re more of a tight knit group. I think guys can count on each other and rely on each other more. That’s why the wins are coming more.”


Soccer: senior, Forward, Nora Vicsek, multidisciplinary studies

A – “I’m very happy about how our season goes so far. This is my last year and last opportunity to get a ring, and we are doing way better than last season. It was unexpected how our team will do this season because almost half of the team are freshmen, but we bonded very well from the beginning. I think this is the strongest team we have had yet, both on and off the field. We all get along and we are also super competitive when it comes to soccer. We already made the tournament and are currently in third place.”


Golf: head coach Polk Brown

A – Men’s Golf – “The season has brought some challenges with injuries and overall preparation. We are a group that is learning how to fight. The best part about this team is that we are young and throughout each event we have had the opportunity to put all of our guys in the mix of competition. Some of our key players have risen to occasion early in the fall and want to produce the same going into the winter training months. We have come together as a team to understand that it will take all of us to win and not just one player.”


A – Women’s Golf – “There is so much potential with this team. We have some great players who want to advance and learn more about the mental side of golf. This is imperative when you have a diverse team like we do with only a couple upperclassmen leaders. The courses we have played have challenged them but they are progressing the right way and we couldn’t be more excited as a team to push ourselves harder going into the winter training months.”


Cross Country: head coach Peter Dalton

A – “We have had to replace a lot of production from last season this year, but overall I think we have done a good job of that. Individually, we have had a lot of success with Ababu Mohamed and Nancy Jesang earning top-place finishes at both the Upstate Invitational and Murray State Open during the later part of the season. We hope that success continues as we head into the postseason with the OVC Championships at the beginning of November.”