The Murray State Women’s Soccer suffered their first defeat of the season after falling to Xavier University Sunday afternoon 2-1 at Corcoran Field in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Racers were led offensively by junior Midfielder Lauren Payne, who scored Murray State’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute. Chloe Barnthouse had two shots on goal for the day with Lilly Strader and Hailey Cole each having a shot on goal.

Defensively, Goalkeeper Jenna Villacres had seven saves and allowed just two Musketeer goals on 22 shots.

Murray State’s next game will be at 7p.m. on Friday (Sept. 3) at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Florida.

About Murray State Athletics

Located in Murray, Kentucky, the athletics department of Murray State University is a NCAA Division I member and plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs including men’s teams for baseball, basketball, cross country, football and golf and women’s teams for basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball, as well as a mixed gender rifle team. The Racers are a charter member of the Ohio Valley Conference and are currently one of just three original members from the conference’s first season in 1948.

Clay Wagoner

Graduate Assistant – Media Relations (WSOC, BSB, TEN)

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