Thursday, October 9, 2014


The Patriot women’s soccer team (3-7-1, 1-4 MSC) put an end to their five game losing streak after they defeated Kentucky Christian University (1-9, 1-2 AII) 5-0 on Wednesday night.  

The Patriots struck first in the 15th minute when Courtney Hagedorn (Highland Heights, Ky.) found a cutting Kindsay Miller-Riney (Bardstown, Ky.) who put it in the back of the net to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead. The Knights were able to hold the Patriots scoreless for the remaining 30 minutes as the Patriots took a 1-0 lead into halftime. The Patriots dominated the opening frame as they recorded 21 shots.  

The Patriots would continue to push their offense forward in the second half, when they took a 2-0 lead in the 61st minute when Courtney Hagedorn was able to curve it into the net off of her own corner kick. The Patriots would strike again in the 68th minute, as Kindsay Miller-Riney was able to find the back of the net off of a pass from Shelby Rush (LaGrange, Ky.). The goal for Riney was her second of the night as it gave the Patriots a 3-0 lead. The Patriots would strike again three minutes later in the 71st minute; this time it was Sara Herbert (Louisville, Ky.) who found the back of the net off a pass from Chelsey Landrum (Independence, Ky.). The Patriots would score again in the 75th minute when Sara Herbert found Morgan Ludwig (Louisville, Ky.) who then found the back of the net. The Patriots would go on to win the match by a final score of 5-0.  

The Patriot offense was led by Courtney Hagedorn, who tallied 10 shots. Kindsay Miller-Riney recorded five shots to go along with her two goals. Emily Belt (Paducah, Ky.) played 72 minutes in goal for the Patriots, she was replaced in the 72nd minute by Jerrica Kidd (Stanford, Ky.), who finished out the remaining 17 minutes. The Patriots dominated the entire match as they recorded 37 shots on the night.  

The women’s soccer team will return to action on Friday, October 17 when they host Point Park University at noon.