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Skyhawk soccer team soars in OVC competition

Published (Volume 75, No. 8)

The Skyhawk Soccer team just can’t be stopped. They racked up two big victories last week against both Memphis and Tennessee Tech.

Last Friday, Memphis came to town with the destruction of the Skyhawks in mind. Unfortunately for the M-town Tigers, UTM had plans of its own.

The Skyhawks found themselves down early in the game when Becca Amrozowicz scored unassisted at 9:43 in the game to give Memphis a 1-0 lead.

UTM Forward Dani Myrick struck back for the Skyhawks, scoring off a goalkeeper’s deflection at 18:42, tying the game at one all in the first half.

The Skyhawks recorded one shot, six saves and four corners won in the first half.

The Skyhawks fell victim to Amrozowicz again, when she scored the Tigers second goal of the evening at 44:05, giving them the lead 2-1 going into the class.

The Skyhawks came out in the second half, trying to get back into a game that seemed to be slipping through their fingers.

The half played out scoreless until Katie Jackson scored the tying goal for UTM in the closing minutes of the game to force an overtime. UTM recorded five shots and four saves in the second half.

The Skyhawks held off a late Memphis charge and ended the first overtime with the score still tied at two all.

The Skyhawks pulled together in the second overtime determined to win the match. The Skyhawks only needed one shot. Ginger Parson scored the golden goal at 104:59 to win the game for UTM 3-2.

The Skyhawks recorded seven shots, 10 saves and five corners won.

The Skyhawks then hosted Tennessee Tech, but had no intention of letting the Golden Eagles get as close to victory as Memphis did.

The scoring started for UTM when Amy King scored off a pass by Katie Jackson in the closing minutes of the first half to take a 1-0 lead. The Skyhawks recorded 10 shots and one save in the first half.

UTM came out of the intermission rolling right along as Dani Myrick shot and scored unassisted at 65:46 in the game to give the Skyhawks the final lead of 2-0.

The ’hawks recorded seven shots and five saves in the second half. This brought the match totals to 17 shots, six saves and three corners won.

The Skyhawks now look to host Morehead State at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Skyhawk Field.

UTM is currently ranked first in the OVC with a 7-2-2 overall record and a 2-0 OVC record.

Team Forward Myrick also added another accolade to her brief collegiate career here at UTM. She captured her second OVC Player of the Week award.

The team still has three tough OVC matches on the horizon versus Murray State, Eastern Illinois and Southeast Missouri State.

To see more stats on the team, visit the web at www.utmsports.com.