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Soccer ties for third consecutive game

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini
Sophomore forward Syndey Etter settles a ball on her way down the pitch.

The Racers’ third conference game of the season resulted in the same score as their first two , with the matchup this past Sunday against the University of Evansville ending in a 0-0 tie. 

Through three conference games, the Racers have held their opponents scoreless. Their defense has been led by freshman goalkeeper Griselda Revolorio, who has totaled 26 saves in eight games played. Revolorio has allowed just four goals this season. 

Unfortunately for Murray State, the offensive side hasn’t been able to generate the same momentum so far this year against Missouri Valley Conference foes. 

The Racers led the MVC in goals last season with 26. They are tied for 8th with six goals in 11 games played this year. This is despite being tied for 4th in the MVC  with 105 shot attempts. 

Sophomore forward Sydney Etter placed two of her four shot attempts on goal, but her shots were saved both times. Freshman defender Kate Stordy and senior midfielder Hailey Cole both had two shot attempts on Sunday; both of Stordy’s and one of Cole’s attempts were on goal but were saved. 

Sophomore midfielder Tori Schrimpf’s lone shot attempt was on goal. Both graduate student defender Saraya Young and junior defender Morgan Bodker had shot attempts that were not on goal. 

The Aces placed two of their 10 shot attempts on goal, resulting in two saves for Revolorio in the tie. The Racers finished with six shots on goal and an attempted 12 total shots. Each team had four corner kicks, and the Racers committed 12 fouls to the Aces’ 9. 

Murray State exited Sunday’s match with a 2-6-3 record on the year, though their 0-0-3 conference record currently places them in 7th place within the MVC. Evansville has been familiar with games ending in a tie this year, as they are now 0-3-6. The Aces are in 6th place in the MVC with a conference record of 0-0-3 as well, but their overall record gives them the tiebreaker.

The past three Racers soccer games have resulted in a scoreless tie. Conference records are important with regard to seeding come playoff time, and these three ties could play out in Murray State’s favor if their offense can catch fire as they did last year.

Murray State looks to net their first goal against an MVC opponent when they travel to play the UIC Flames at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Chicago, Illinois. If you are unable to make it to the game, you can watch it live on ESPN+.


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Rebeca Mertins Chiodini began photographing for The News in fall 2022 and began Photo Editor in 2023. She loves to photograph all things sports, but especially baseball. A journalism major, she minors in Spanish and Photography.

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