BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – An overtime thriller proved to be too much for the University of Tennessee at Martin soccer team to overcome as the Skyhawks fell 1-0 to Western Kentucky this afternoon.
Erica Myers was the standout for UT Martin (1-3) today as the freshman goalkeeper tallied eight saves, matching her career high set just two nights ago. The Holland, Ohio native was able to pick up three saves in the first period, four in the second and one in overtime before Western Kentucky (2-2) reeled off a long shot that floated into the net just out of Myers’ reach in the 94th minute.
Nicole Collins, Kamryn Chappell, Amy McGivern and Danae Kaldaridou each recorded a shot in the matchup against a stingy Western Kentucky defense. Three of the four Skyhawk shot attempts were placed on goal but unfortunately UT Martin could not find the back of the net.
Collins took UT Martin’s first shot of the match in the 10th minute as the Hilltoppers were able to record a save. The next Skyhawk shot came in the 27th minute when Chappell’s attempt would be deflected by a Western Kentucky defender and resulted in a corner kick. Kaldaridou (70th minute) and McGivern (88th minute) then found space for a shot attempt but both shots were saved.
Myers and Chappell were the only two Skyhawks to log all 94 minutes in the hard-fought battle against Western Kentucky.
UT Martin returns home as they face in-state rival Chattanooga on Friday, Sept. 1. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.