Raiders to host Alabama A&M Friday

MT looks to make it three in a row

September 18, 2013 ·

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee women's soccer team is set to square off with Alabama A&M Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Hayes Soccer Stadium.

After going 2-0 last week against in-state foes, MT (2-3-2) turns its attention to the Bulldogs, who are winless on the year with a 0-8-0 record. The Blue Raiders hold an 8-0-0 advantage in the all-time series against Alabama A&M.

MT also holds a 45-3 goal advantage with the largest margin of victory being 10 goals, which occurred Aug. 23, 2009 and again Aug. 24, 2012. Last season, Middle Tennessee claimed a 10-0 win over the Bulldogs. Six current Blue Raiders played a part in the scoring affair last year as Tori Hawkins scored two goals with one assist, Katinka Stenberg netted two goals, Grace Summers added two goals and Amalie Anderdal posted one goal, while Paige Terlizzi and Brianna Jasenak added two assists each.

The closest scoring margin between Middle Tennessee and Alabama A&M is two goals, which took place during the pair's first meeting Sept. 20, 2002 and against Sept. 16, 2007.

The Bulldogs have been outscored 70-1 so far this season, while the Blue Raiders are dead even with their opponents, scoring six goals and allowing six goals.

MT picked up its first win of the season Sept. 13 against Tennessee, claiming a 1-0 victory. Emily Jorgenson netted the lone goal of the contest during the third minute, when Anderdal found her inside the box off of a free kick after a UT foul. Blue Raider goalkeeper Kelsey Brouwer collected three saves, including one during the 88th minute to preserve the victory.

The Blue Raiders then completed the in-state weekend sweep Sept. 15, shutting out Tennessee Tech 3-0. The shutout was Brouwer's fourth of the season and seventh in her career as she snagged one save against the Golden Eagles.

Kate Loye scored two goals and dished out one assist against TTU. She assisted Tori Hawkins in the first goal of the match during the eighth minute, which proved to be the game-winner. Loye leads MT this season with seven points off of three goals and one assist.

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