NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Morehead State University men’s Cross Country team turned in a top-five performance in the Vanderbilt Invitational on Saturday, while the women’s team finished 11th out of 20 schools.
The men finished fifth out of 19 schools. The Eagles had three runners in the top 40. Senior Zachariah Elliot paced the Eagles, finishing fifth overall with a time of 25:19.71. Sophomore Jesse Moreno finished second for the men, crossing the line at 25:41.86. Senior Chase Ratliff followed suit, finishing the race in 25:55.87.
The men finished ahead of three regionally-ranked teams.
MSU had nine competitors in the event.
Morehead State’s women team had three freshmen and two sophomores finish as the team’s top five.
Freshman Karina Manz was the Eagles’ top finisher, covered the course in 18:42.63. Freshman Mackenzie Butler finished second at 18:44.41. The Eagles’ third finish came from sophomore Lauren Tarovisky with a time of 19:11.29. The Eagles fielded eleven runners in the race.
Both teams return to action on Oct. 5 at the Greater Louisville Classic.
Women’s Soccer - Xavier 1, Morehead State 0: Freshman midfielder Maggie Hare scored in the 73rd minute, and the Xavier soccer team hung on for a 1-0 win over Morehead State on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.
Hare’s shot, off the left side of the box from approximately 25 yards out, slipped just through the fingertips of Morehead State’s goalkeeper. Her third goal of the campaign was unassisted.
The Big East Conference Musketeers, who have victories over Purdue and Cincinnati this season, improve to 5-0-1. The Ohio Valley Conference Eagles, who have dropped three one-goal affairs this year, slip to 0-7-1.
Morehead State posted advantages of 14-4 in shots and 5-1 in corner kickers. Both teams had two attempts on goal. The Eagles were whistled for eight of the game’s 13 fouls.
Freshman forward Angela Black led Morehead State with four shots, while junior forward Macy Cobb had both of MSU’s attempts on net. No Xavier player had more than two shots.
The Eagles open a four-match road trip on Sunday at Southern Conference foe Appalachian State. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. MSU will return home on Oct. 11 and 13 for contests against UT Martin and Southeast Missouri.