Skyhawks add up wins

Skyhawks add up wins

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 pm

Junior Hannah McGowen netted a pair of goals in the second half to lead UT Martin to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Murray State Sunday at Skyhawk Field. The Skyhawks are now 5-4-3 this season and are unbeaten in their last six matches.
The pair of goals was also the first two of the season for the Murfreesboro native, who helped UT Martin erase a 1-0 halftime deficit with strikes in the 56th and 74th minutes.
Overall, the UT Martin offense outshot Murray State by a 30-14 margin, including 17 shots in the second half alone. McGowen’s seven shots — including four on goal — led the Skyhawks.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Sarah Tompkins made her season debut for UT Martin, making eight saves in all 90 minutes in goal. Five of Tompkins’ saves came after McGowen’s second goal, helping the Skyhawks preserve their 2-1 lead.
FRIDAY’S MATCH
UTM 2, Austin Peay 1
Freshman Saphyra Coombs-James found the back of the net in the 83rd minute for the Skyhawks.
Coombs-James’ goal was her fourth of the 2012 campaign and the first game-winner of her young career. Also starring for UT Martin was sophomore Alyssa Curtis, who gave the Skyhawks the lead with a goal in the 56th minute.
 and later assisted on Coombs-James’ goal. It was the first match in Curtis’ career that she had recorded both a goal and an assist.
A total of 10 Skyhawks attempted at least one shot for UT Martin, who outshot Austin Peay 21-14.
Published in The Messenger 10.2.12

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