Carter Scores Twice in 3-0 MT Win

September 25, 2001 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Sophomore Emily Carter scored twice in the second half and freshman Laura Miguez tallied the first goal of her young career, as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defeated Murray State, 3-0, at Blue Raider Soccer Field Tuesday afternoon.

The Blue Raiders (3-3-0) controlled action in the match almost from the opening kickoff, outshooting the visiting Racers (4-4-0), 37-7, in the match. Murray State keeper Geri Thompson made 14 saves in the match, giving her team a chance despite the constant attack from Middle Tennessee.

Miguez gave the Blue Raiders a 1-0 lead in the opening half when she controlled a ball to the left of the net after a scramble and placed it into the back of the net in the 27th minute.

Carter added to the score midway through the second half. The Evansville, Ind., product took a shot from close range that Thompson saved, but Carter put the rebound into the back of the net in the 69th minute for a two-goal Blue Raider advantage.

Carter's second goal of the match and third in the last three games came in the 84th minute, when she took an out-of-bounds throw from teammate Megan McGregor and put it past Thompson for the 3-0 MT lead.

"This was one of our pivotal games this season," second-year MT head coach Scott Ginn said. "I thought we came out and played really well. Emily came out and had a wonderful game. She continues to get better and better as the season progresses."

Middle Tennessee opens conference action Friday against defending Sun Belt champion Florida International at 4 p.m. The Blue Raiders also take on Lipscomb at home this weekend at 1 p.m. Sunday, completing a school-record five-game homestand.

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