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WKU Soccer shuts out Liberty

Hilltoppers move to 6-3-7 on season
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WKU #13, Katie Erwin, a senior from Louisville, Ky takes a corner kick in the Hilltoppers game against the University of Texas at El Paso on Sept. 22, 2022. The Hilltoppers upset the Miners 1-0.

It’s Liberty week for WKU, as WKU Football takes on the Liberty Flames this Tuesday.  Before that game, the Lady Toppers soccer team traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia to play Liberty Saturday night, where they doused the Flames 1-0 in what might be their best win of the season.

“I’m really proud of our team,” Head Coach Jason Neidell said. “Liberty is a quality opponent, and this is a tough place to win. We managed the game extremely well, especially in the second half. We’re finding ways to win soccer games and peaking at the right time. Great team win!”

Graduate Katie Erwin scored the lone WKU goal in the 50th minute, which was assisted by freshmen Rebecca Roth and Georgia Liapis.  This is Erwin’s sixth goal of the season and 16th of her career.  WKU matched Liberty’s shot attempts 10-10 but had more than double their shots on goal 7-3.

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Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Davis’s three saves earned WKU their ninth shutout of the season, fourth in conference play, and third in three games.  A fingertip save at the last minute by Davis kept Liberty from tying it up.

The regular season finale is senior night.  The Lady Toppers will host the New Mexico State Aggies on Oct. 27 at the WKU Soccer Complex.  WKU is now in second place in the conference, and a win versus the Aggies will move them into first place.

Sports Reporter Michael Givner Jr. can be reached at [email protected].

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