WKU Soccer Holds Annual Red-Grey Match

By: Alex Watkins, WKU Athletic Media Relations
By: Alex Watkins, WKU Athletic Media Relations

Bowling Green, Ky. - The WKU women’s soccer team held its annual Red-Grey game Saturday night at the Lovers Lane Soccer Complex with the Grey team winning a shootout after regulation ended in a 2-2 draw.

The first tally of the match came from Kellie Walker after a nice build-up by the Red Team, putting them ahead 1-0. The Grey Team, however, was not fazed by the deficit or by going down a player due to injury and responded with two goals to take the lead. Danielle Hogue made a pair of great slashing runs to score both goals for the Grey Team giving them a 2-1 lead heading into the final 20 minutes.

The final 20 minutes saw the sides go back to even numbers as the Red Team lost a player as well. The action opened up and led to many dangerous opportunities for both teams. The Red Team finally capitalized for a second time as Kellie Walker scored her second goal of the match with four minutes remaining.

“It was a very entertaining match with open attacking play from both teams,” assistant coach Grant Williams said (Grey Team). “We saw a nice balance of composure from returning players and enthusiasm from the newcomers.”

With the score tied 2-2, the teams proceeded to a penalty kick shootout. Both teams hit the post once and Libby Stout came up with a save for the Grey Team securing the victory.

“I was really pleased with the mentality from everyone,” assistant coach Chris Tinius said (Red Team). “Both sides showed a lot of determination coming back from deficits and that type of mental toughness will be key in helping us reach our goals this fall.”

The Lady Toppers will get their first opportunity to take on an opposing team when Memphis makes a visit to the WKU Soccer Complex. Kick-off for the exhibition match is set for 1:00 pm Thursday afternoon.

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