Murray State women’s football begins its inaugural season at the Missouri Valley Conference on Thursday, when it hosts Belmont at 3 pm at Cutchin Field in Murray, Kentucky. The Racers and Bruins split their all-time series 7-7.
MSU enters the fray after a close 2-0 game with Oklahoma when the senior goalie Jenna Villacres got 12 saves against the Sooners. Villacres leads the Racers goalkeepers with 25 saves in the year.
back racing center Morgan Bodker continues to lead the Racers with two goals this season. Murray State has shown great balance in his play, with seven players earning at least one assist this season. The MSU defense showed great offensive capability in 2022, contributing to six goals in the campaign.
“From Thursday we have to be the aggressor,” said the coach. Matt Lodge. “We have to start the game with the front foot, especially at home we have to take the game to the teams”.
Belmont enters the game at 2-1-4 for the year, drawing 0-0 in his first MVC game with Indiana State.
Anna Sweeney leads the Bruins offense with two goals for the year, while five different players have one assist for the year.
Senior goalie Sarah Doyle proved to be an asset to the Bruins defense, making 29 saves for the year. Doyle won two MVC Goalkeeper of the Week honors this season.
Coverage of the match can be found on ESPN+ and live stats can be found on GoRacers.com.