Ohio Valley soccer continues Friday

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

Though the Panthers’ season is over, five Ohio Valley Conference matches remain on the last day of the season this Friday for women’s soccer.

Morehead State plays at Eastern Kentucky, while Jacksonville State plays at Tennessee Tech. Both matches are at 3 p.m. Friday. At 7 p.m., Belmont plays at Austin Peay, Murray State plays at Tennessee-Martin and Southeast Missouri plays at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

The winner of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville will host the OVC tournament, starting Nov. 6 and ending Nov. 9.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is currently in first place with 24 points, while Southeast Missouri has 21.

Tennessee-Martin has 19 points, while Murray State has 18. Jacksonville State has 15 points, while Morehead State has 14.

Players of the Week

This week’s Offensive Player of the Week was Tennessee-Martin’s Rianna Jarrett recorded a hat trick against Belmont, then scored two more goals and added an assist against Austin Peay. With five goals this weekend, it brings her season total to 17, breaking the school’s all-time single-season record. She has 38 points this season.

Also nominated were Sophia Fabbro of Austin Peay; Allie Hicks of Belmont; Logan Harvey of Eastern Kentucky; Courtney Hurt of Jacksonville State; Jade Flory of Morehead State; Natasha Minor of Southeast Missouri; and Michelle Auer of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Valeria Jaramillo of Southeast Missouri was named Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Redhawks to two shutouts last weekend over Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State. Southeast Missouri has eight shutouts this season. She also recorded an assist against Tennessee Tech.

Also nominated were Taylor Van Wagner of Austin Peay; Taylor Smith of Belmont; Brianna Salverda of Jacksonville State; Elizabeth Tresnack of Morehead State; and Kassidy Rawdon of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Kindra Lierz of Southeast Missouri was named Goalkeeper of the Week, giving up no goals in two matches against Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State.

Also nominated were Kaitlynn Murphy of Morehead State and Jennifer Pelley of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Dominic Renzetti can  be Ohio reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].