Preview: Lady Toppers set to host Union University for second match of season


WKU Athletics

Junior defender Lyric Schmidt standing on the field against FIU on March 4, 2021. WKU went on to win 4-3 over the Panthers. 

Drew Toennies, Soccer reporter

The Lady Toppers (1-0) are set to host the Union University Lady Bulldogs (0-0) Saturday night at the WKU Soccer Complex for their second match of the regular season. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

The Lady Toppers kicked off the regular season on Thursday night with a 2-0 shutout victory over the Austin Peay Governors, outshooting their opponents 23-2 in a dominant offensive display. The Lady Toppers have kept their opponents scoreless in three straight matches which include preseason contests with UT Martin and Bellarmine.

After a scoreless first half, WKU junior Katie Erwin notched the first goal of the game just past the 50th minute of play. WKU sophomore Annah Hopkins provided some insurance with a second goal, assisted by Erwin, less than four minutes later.

The Lady Bulldogs, a NCAA DII instituiton, went 0-6 overall and 0-5 in conference play during the 2020-21 season. Sophomore Claire Maxon scored one goal in a match against the University of Alabama-Huntsville, which would stand as the only goal scored by the her squad for the entirety of the season.

First kick is set for 7 p.m. CT this evening and admission is free.

Soccer reporter Drew Toennies can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @drew_toennies.