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Blue Raiders set for in-state weekend rumble

MT hosts Tennessee and Tennessee Tech Friday and Saturday

September 11, 2013 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee women's soccer team is set to take on a pair of in-state foes this weekend at the Hayes Soccer Stadium in Tennessee and Tennessee Tech.

The Blue Raiders (0-3-2) are still looking for their first win of the season as they host Tennessee Friday at 7 p.m. and Tennessee Tech Sunday at 5 p.m.

The Lady Vols (5-1-0) hold a 4-0-0 advantage in the all-time series against MT. Friday's match marks the first time the Blue Raiders have hosted UT since Oct. 16, 1996, when Middle Tennessee dropped a 4-0 decision. The last time the two teams met was Sept. 2, 2011, when then-No. 23 ranked UT claimed a 2-0 victory.

Tennessee is currently 16th nationally in save percentage with a .914, collecting 32 saves and allowing just three goals. The Lady Vols have won five-straight matches, including three-straight shutouts. They have scored 11 goals this season, while only allowing three.

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Middle Tennessee leads Tennessee Tech in the all-time series 13-2-0. The Blue Raiders have won five-straight matches against the Golden Eagles. Last season, MT picked up a 3-2 win on the road Sept. 7, 2012.

The Golden Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak, picking up their first win of the season Sept. 6 at Findlay 3-1. Tennessee Tech dropped a 2-0 decision at Ball State Sept. 8. The team has scored six goals on the season, while allowing 10.

MT went 0-2 last week at the USF Soccer Classic, dropping decisions to tournament host USF and UCF. The Bulls claimed a 1-0 victory over Middle Tennessee Sept. 6, before MT fell 2-1 to UCF Sept. 8.

Goalkeeper Kelsey Brouwer managed to snag seven saves against USF and six against the Knights. She currently has 34 saves on the season, topping the Conference USA list.

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MT freshman Rachael Figg netted her first collegiate goal in the 86th minute against UCF last Sunday. Unfortunately for the Blue Raiders the comeback fell short as MT dropped the 2-1 contest.

Catch all the action this weekend via live streaming or live stats. Both matches will be streamed online free of charge.

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