RICHMOND, KY. – The No. 7 seeded SIUE women's soccer team advances to the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament after defeating sixth seeded UT Martin 2-1 Friday at the EKU Soccer Field.
"I'm proud of the team today," Head Coach Derek Burton said. "They worked hard and intelligently against a good team."
Just three minutes later, the Skyhawks levelled the score after a Nicole Collins goal off of a corner kick from Amy McGivern.
In the 24th minute, Hoefert scored her fourth goal of the season with a header that floated right over the keeper and into the back of the net. The goal was assisted by Avery Anderson who took a free kick from 25 yards out and placed the ball perfectly into the box for the headed goal from Hoefert.
In the first half, the Cougars outshot the Skyhawks 9-8.
The second half saw multiple shots from SIUE, including one from Andrea Frerker that hit off the crossbar in the 69th minute.
UT Martin (6-11-3) outshot SIUE 11-5 in the second half.
"We need to recover and get ready to go back to work Sunday," Burton added.
The Cougars will face No. 3 seed Eastern Kentucky (9-4-4) in the quarterfinals Sunday at 12 p.m. CT.