Eastern Kentucky University 2018
Courtesy EKU Athletics

The Eastern Kentucky University soccer team battled visiting Eastern Illinois to a double-overtime, scoreless draw on Sunday afternoon.

It was the third shutout of the season for freshman goalkeeper Zoe Aguirre and the EKU defense. Aguirre made four saves in the game, while senior Kacy Eckley and sophomore Katie Shaffer played all 110 minutes on the backline.

“We have to give Eastern Illinois a lot credit,” head coach Nick Flohre said. “They are much improved from last year and defended very well today, frustrating us throughout the game. I thought we dominated large stretches of possession, but we have to create more chances than we did.”

Shot attempts were fairly even on the day, as EKU (4-5-1, 0-1-1 OVC) fired 12 and EIU (2-4-3, 1-0-1 OVC) fired 13.

The Colonels attempted seven corner kicks to the Panthers’ one.

Senior Idalys Rea led EKU with four shots. Seniors Bailly Bounds and Monica Rios both put shots on frame for the Colonels.

“The past few weeks have been rough for us, but the girls responded well today with a better defensive effort,” Flohre added. “We can never complain about shutting out our opponent. We just have to get back to being better on the attacking half of the field.”

EKU returns to action next Sunday, September 23, when the Colonels host in-state rival Morehead State.

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Steve Fohl

Associate Director of EKUSports Communications


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