Chloe Smith continues to lead the club with three goals to place third in the OVC, while the Cincinnati, Ohio product’s nine points from three assists are also good enough for second place in the league. Yao Giada Zhou, who scored the decisive goal in Tech’s final win at MTSU for the first score of the season, led the conference with four assists. Allison Lee, Meredith Nye, Bailey Taylor and Katie Toney have also found the back of the net, while Taylor, Emily Carlevato and Taylor Rhodes join Smith and Giada Zhou as the Golden Eagles registering assists this season.
The Golden Eagles (2-4-2) said their goodbyes to an unfocused schedule in the club’s final game of a 1-0 loss to Samford on Thursday night at Tech Soccer Field. The Bulldogs, the team that received the top 25 votes nationally, beat TTU with a 69th-minute goal with a single scoreline from the corner. Loss to the eight-time Southern Conference defending champion limited a rigorous non-conference campaign for Tech. go with the undefeated IUPUI team currently at 5-0-3.
Unlike Tech, the Panthers (2-2-4) didn’t compete on Thursday, but instead tied a ribbon to their conference no-show list with a 0-1 loss last Friday to Western Illinois, the second loss of the year after losing 2. 1 at home to Northern Illinois September 4. EIU’s victories came after a 3-1 win at Illinois State on September 1 and a 2–0 home win over Purdue Fort Wayne on August 21, while the club’s quarterfinals took place before Valparaiso, Indiana State, UIC and Central Michigan.
Sophomore Maggie Conrad, who made six saves in Thursday’s narrow loss to Samford, is now fourth in the OVC with 39 saves. Cedar Rapids, home of Iowa, has turned down 26 attempts in the past four deals.
The Golden Eagles were selected to finish third in the tournament’s predicted finish order after the 2021 campaign saw the purple and gold claim a spot in the semi-finals of the OVC Tournament, for the first time. fourth appearance on the show in the past seven seasons.
Jenna Little’s three goals have overtaken the Panthers, being the only EIU player to score more than one goal in 2022. Serra Pizano, Karima Rangel and Zoe Paxton also share tips. Amanda Dasilva’s two assists were the club’s most important. Daniele Bermeo has played every minute in the net this season and has only 5 points while making 33 saves with a rate of 0.868 saves. Eastern Illinois was selected to finish seventh in the OVC’s expected finish order. The Panthers posted a 4-11-2 overall record with a 2-5-1 conference record.