WKU soccer can’t put away EKU, ties 1-1

M. Blake Harrison

After falling to Ball State at home Friday night, the WKU women’s soccer team (1-3-2) traveled to Richmond on Sunday and battled Eastern Kentucky (1-4-2) to a 1-1 tie.

Three of WKU’s shots on goal were recorded in the first 10 minutes of play Sunday.

The Lady Toppers outshot EKU 20-10 overall, with 10 shots on goal.

In the 27th minute, freshman forward Chelsea Smith assisted on junior forward Kaylyn Pratt’s goal — the lone goal for WKU in the contest.

Just eight minutes later, the Colonels knotted the score at one all after an unassisted goal by freshman midfielder Janelle Coates.

Western outshot EKU 1-0 in the first overtime, with the lone shot missing wide by junior midfielder Kelsey Meyer.

Sophomore forward Laura Ray highlighted WKU’s efforts in the final overtime by attempting to score on two shots.

The match ended after 110 minutes in a 1-1 tie.

Junior goalkeeper Libby Stout returned to action after missing almost two complete games with a right groin strain. She played the entire match.