MOREHEAD, Ky. (WYMT) -- The Morehead State soccer team opens the home portion of its schedule on Friday with a 6 p.m. ET contest versus Akron, before traveling to Morgantown, W.Va., for a Sunday matchup with defending Big 12 regular season champion West Virginia.
MSU is 1-3 all-time versus Akron, while West Virginia defeated the Eagles 2-0 in the only meeting between the two on Nov. 12, 2010 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Â Â
Links for live stats, as well as live video for both matches, can be found at MSUEagles.com. The home match with Akron will be carried live on the OVC Digital Network.
Updates will be provided by MSU Athletics' official Twitter account (www.twitter.com/MSUAthletics), as well as the official Twitter account of MSU Soccer (www.twitter.com/MoreheadSocccer).
This week, the Morehead State soccer team hosts Akron in its home opener before traveling to Morgantown, W.Va., for a contest with No. 10 (Soccer America) West Virginia University.
â€¢ With a pair of goals in the season opener at Ohio State, junior forward Macy Cobb is now only one away from tying her 2012 tally of three, which tied for the team lead.
â€¢ Junior co-captain Jade Flory scored her first goal as an Eagle with just more than seven minutes remaining to help MSU earn a 1-1 draw with defending Northeast Conference regular season champion St. Francis (Pa.).
Midfielders Holly Tilley and Elizabeth Tresnak both played all 200 minutes in the two matches at OSU and St. Francis (Pa.), while defender Macy Kootz logged all 200 possible minutes as well.
Goalkeeper Kaitlynn Murphy did not disappoint in her first action of the season. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native posted a career-best nine saves in the 1-1 draw at St. Francis (Pa.), including four in the overtime periods.
PREVIEWING AKRON & WVU
The Zips opened the season with a 1-1 mark at the Boilermaker Cup, hosted by Purdue. Akron fell 5-0 to the hosts, before bouncing back with a 4-1 victory over North Dakota.
Akron defeated MSU 3-2 last season in the opener for the Eagles. Current players Cobb and Elizabeth McSparin had the goals for MSU
West Virginia returns nine starters from its 2012 team that won the Big 12 regular season championship, including second leading goal scorer Kate Schwindell. She finished the season with nine goals and eight assists.
The Mountaineers started the season with a 2-2 draw at No. 4 Penn State and a held on for a 2-1 victory over Syracuse two days later.