Soccer will not make OVC Tournament Appearance
Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 21:10
The Golden Eagle soccer team ended its last weekend at home with a pair of losses to Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky University.
The loss to Morehead State last Friday closed the door on the Golden Eagles’ chances of making the OVC tournament. This will mark the fourth consecutive season in which Tech did not make the post-season tournament.
Senior captain Leigh Heffner said, “We grew in perseverance and character.”
Tech suffered a 1-0 loss to Morehead State, a score that the team has been familiar with all season. The Golden Eagles have had 14 losses thus far, eight of those losses being decided by one-goal.
“The fact that we can still push on to the next game when all else fails shows character and unconditional fight for one another,” said Heffner.
Sunday’s matchup against Eastern Kentucky proved to have too many emotions and not enough offense. The team’s five seniors were honored before the game and held the Colonels scoreless through the first half.
It wasn’t until the 70th minute of play when Abi Gearing put the Golden Eagles on the board first. The lead was short lived when EKU scored off of a corner kick in the 72nd minute. The Colonels would score two more goals to seal the deal and earn the win for the day, 3-1.
The team will face Belmont in their final match of the season Friday.
“I’m looking forward to giving my every last bit of myself to my teammates and leaving them with hope,” Heffner said. “I want to leave them knowing that no matter the obstacles, you can overcome them and still be a leader.”