MacKinnon nominated for Offensive Player of the Week


Jason Howell

Junior Kathleen MacKinnon, nominated for OVC Offensive Player of the Week, scored her first season goal during the Panthers’ 3-2 loss on Friday.

Bob Reynolds

Eastern women’s soccer junior Kathleen MacKinnon was nominated for Ohio Valley Conference women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

MacKinnon scored one goal and had one assist in the Panthers 3-2 loss Friday against Bowling Green State Univeristy.

Mackinnon’s goal was her first one of the season.

Austin Peay freshman McKenzie Dixon won Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a hat trick in Austin Peay’s 7-1 win over Western Illinois.

Dixon had four shots in the game, all of which were on goal.

Southern Illinois Edwardsville junior Jorie Clawson won defensive player of the week after playing every minute over the weekend for the Cougars.

She earned the game-winning assist against Western Illinois on a free kick from 35 yards out. She also helped the Edwardsville defense earn its fourth shutout of the season.

Murray State sophomore goalkeeper Shelby Haworth was named Goalkeeper of the Week after recording her first shutout against Louisiana Tech over the weekend.

In the next game, Haworth recorded another shutout against Middle Tennessee. She saved five shots in each match.

It was the third time in her career that she has had back-to-back shutouts. She is now up to nine in her career.

Eastern Kentucky continued to struggle after dropping its seventh-straight game over the weekend. The Colonels lost to Xavier 4-0.

Murray State picked up a pair of shutout wins last weekend. The Racers defeated Louisiana Tech, 1-0, in overtime.

They also defeated Middle Tennessee 2-0. Junior Taylor Richerson scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute against Louisiana Tech.

Morehead State had an unbeaten weekend as they defeated Francis Marion, 5-3, and the Golden Eagles played to a 2-2 draw with Charleston Southern in the Nike Challenge.

The Golden Eagles had four players score in the win over Francis Marion.

Freshman Abby Timm scored two goals in the match. Senior defender Kelsey Gomez scored her first goal of the season in the match as well.

Belmont played to a 0-0 draw at Evansville this weekend. Also, the Bruins fell 8-0 to Tennessee. Junior goalkeeper Stephanie Bukovec earned her second shutout of the season, making five saves in the draw against Evansville.

Bukovec was also nominated for Goalkeeper of the Week.

As a team, Austin Peay currently leads the conference in averaging two goals per game. The Governors have 12 goals in six games played.

Eastern has seven goals in seven games played, while Belmont has three goals in six games played.

The Panthers do lead the conference in saves per game. As a team, Eastern has 51 saves in the seven games they have played.

Eastern will head to Kansas City, Mo., Friday to take on the University of Kansas City. The Panthers will be at home Sunday at 2 p.m. when they take on Chicago State.


Bob Reynolds can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]