PIKEVILLE – Two second-half goals from Shawnee State University broke open a 1-1 halftime tie with the University of Pikeville women’s soccer team on its way to a 3-1 win on Saturday afternoon at the Bob Amos Complex.
UPIKE’s Macarena Acuna evened things up in the 22nd minute with a strong finish off a pass from Jasmine Davis in the box. The tie lasted for nearly 40 minutes before Leslie Marsh netted the game winner for Shawnee State.
Maddie Woodard added an insurance goal in the 87th minute for the Bears from Portsmouth, Ohio as they improved to 4-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-South Conference. UPIKE drops to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in league play.
The first goal of the game came in the 20th minute as SSU’s Schuyler Jones knocked in a cross from Jenny Campbell. It was an exciting two-minute span as Acuna was there quickly with the answer.
While it lost 3-1, UPIKE was in control of the attack with a 12-8 shot advantage, but wasn’t as good getting corner-kick chances at 4-1 in favor is SSU. Acuna and Davis paced UPIKE with three shots each, while Woodard matched them with three shots as well.
UPIKE keeper Bryanna Schroers, making her second start, scooped up three saves, while SSU’s Michaela Garner tallied six.
Pikeville was hosting top-ranked Lindsey Wilson at Bob Amos Park on Tuesday. The Pikeville-Shawnee State women’s soccer game ended too late to make this edition.