The Murray State soccer team look forward to a busy weekend, as they travel to Cape Girardeau, Missouri to open Ohio Valley Conference play against Southeast Missouri Thursday before heading down to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs Sunday. 

The Racers will enter Redhawks Territory with a season record of 4-1-1 to open conference play. The contest will feature the first OVC matchup for MSU head coach Matt Lodge during his rookie campaign. 

Murray State’s offensive front has wreaked havoc on defenses thus far. The Racers have logged 126 shots for 11 goals compared to 84 shots and eight goals by opponents on the season. 

Miyah Watford leads the league in nearly every offensive category with six goals and a total of 13 points in six games. Following her leadership is MSU freshman Abby Jones, who has also been a dominant force for the Racers. Jones currently leads the OVC with five assists and is a close second behind Watford with nine total points on the year. 

Fans can follow coverage of Thursday’s contest against SEMO at, where live stats and broadcast links are accessible. Likewise, coverage links ahead of Sunday’s match at Georgia are available at 

After a two-game week for the Racers, MSU will be heading to Illinois to wrap up a five-game road trip in OVC action against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 21) and SIUE (Sept. 23). Murray State will be back at Cutchin Field to take on Tennessee Tech (Sept. 28) and Jacksonville State (Sept. 30) to end September in Murray, Kentucky. 

Match Notes

Southeast Missouri holds a slim advantage ahead of Murray State with a 10-11-1 record. 

Despite SEMO leading the series, the Racers are 4-0-1 in the last five meetings with the Redhawks with MSU’s last win coming in a 1-0 victory over SEMO last November in the 2017 OVC Tournament.

Sunday’s Match in Athens will feature the first matchup between Murray State and Georgia in MSU history. The Racers are 1-10-0 against Southeastern Conference opponents all-time. 
Lyndsey Macon
Media Relations Graduate Assistant (Soccer, Softball, Tennis)Murray State University


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