Clarksville, TN –The Austin Peay State University (APSU) soccer team faces another in-state opponent when Governors host Belmont for a game Thursday at 6 p.m. at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.
Thursday’s game against the Bruins is also a night of youth soccer. APSU Governors encourage all young football players in the Clarksville-Montgomery County community to come to the game and wear their football jerseys.
Senior midfielder Anna McPhie leads APSU Governors with two goals and five points this season. The native of Nelson, New Zealand had a career-best day against the Skyhawks with a goal and an assist in the shutout victory.
Sophomore Alec Baumgardt and senior Karley Roberts have also scored for Governors this season. Baumgardt’s score came in the 79th minute against UTM, while Roberts scored his first career goal against the Blue Raiders.
Governors are looking to earn their first win over Belmont (1-1-3) since 2016. Five of the past six meetings between the two former conference rivals have been decided by one goal.
The Bruins come into Thursday’s game having drawn their last three games and shut out their last two opponents at IUPUI and Western Kentucky. Junior forward Anna Sweeny leads Belmont with two goals this season.
About the Belmont Bruins
Record 2022: 1-1-3 (0-0, MVC)
Record 2021: 8-8-1 (5-3, OVC)
Result of the 2021 season: Belmont fell to Southeast Missouri, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last season.
All-Time Series (since 2003): 8-6-3 Belmont. (4-1-2 APSU at Clarksville)
Last meeting: Austin Peay State University lost a game 2-0 to Belmont, September 30, 2021 after a pair of second half goals by the Bruins.
Austin Peay State University is looking to earn its first victory over Belmont since a 3-1 win over Belmont on September 13, 2013.
Austin Peay State University shared a two-game road trip last week, earning a 2-0 win over UT Martin on Aug. 31 before losing a 3-1 decision at Middle Tennessee on Sept. 4.
Chloe Dion ranks in the top 85 in many Division I categories, including goalie minutes played (540, 2nd), shutouts (3, 19th) and total saves (23, 81st) . His grades are the highest for first, second and third in the ASUN conference, respectively.
Dion’s 87 career saves are the ninth all-time. She needs 11 more stops to pass Brooke Abrahams (2004-07) for eighth place all-time.
Anna McPhie leads Austin Peay State University with two goals and five points this season.
Haley Patterson leads Austin Peay State University with two assists.
Karley Roberts scored her first career goal in the 39th minute of the game against Middle Tennessee.
Alison LaLance assisted on Roberts’ goal against the Blue Raiders for her first college point.
The Governors fired the best 19 shots of the season against Middle Tennessee.
The 11 newcomers to APSU Govs are made up of seven freshmen and four transfers. Those transfers – Regan Nolan, Coastal Carolina; Chloe Murphy, North Alabama; Annabel Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth; and Marli Niederhauser, Utah State — bring nine seasons of combined experience and 93 games played.
Austin Peay State University’s 29-player roster includes players from 14 different states and four countries. These four countries are Canada (Chloé Dion and Anne-Audrey Lafond), Switzerland (Mia Von Ballmoos) and Anna McPhie (New Zealand).
Follow the governors of the APSU
For news and updates throughout ASUN’s 2022 and inaugural season of Governors, follow the soccer team on Twitter and Instagram (@GovsWSOC) and on Facebook (Austin Peay Women’s Soccer).
Next step for APSU football
The Austin Peay State University football team closes out non-conference play with a game Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against Alabama A&M. The game is also Military Appreciation Day at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.