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Lady Govs Soccer picks up second road victory

Austin Peays womens soccer team, less than 24 hours removed from its first-ever road victory, picked up its second road win, defeating Mississippi Valley State, 2-1 in double overtime Sunday. The Lady Govs improve to 2-1-1 overall, the first time in the programs three-year history the team has been above .500 during a season.
Austin Peay's women's soccer team, less than 24 hours removed from its first-ever road victory, picked up its second road win, defeating Mississippi Valley State, 2-1 in double overtime Sunday. The Lady Govs improve to 2-1-1 overall, the first time in the program's three-year history the team has been above .500 during a season.

Junior Kaylee Yago got the scoring started for Austin Peay, recording her season's second goal in the first half. That goal would stand for nearly the rest of regulation. However, Mississippi Valley State tied the game on a series of controversial plays that had them taking consecutive free kicks with eight seconds remaining.

“Once again we put ourselves in a position to win,” says Lady Govs Head Coach Kelley Poole Guth. “We pulled out the victory despite some adversity at the end of regulation. I'm very pleased with our performance this weekend. The ladies really came together and played like a team these last two games.

“Our fitness played a part in both these victories. There aren't many teams that can play overtime games on back-to-back days and win. It just shows how dedicated our women are and how much they want to win.”

Austin Peay returns home for a 7 p.m., Friday contest against Belmont at Heritage Park.
—Cody Bush