WKU Soccer Earns Fifth Shutout of the Season with 1-0 Win Against UTEP

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Soccer (4-4-2, 1-1-0 C-USA) shut out UTEP (3-5-3, 0-1-2 C-USA), 1-0, on Thursday night at the WKU Soccer Complex to win its Conference USA home opener.

“We’ve been having trouble creating chances to score and all week in practice we’ve been working on creating more chances. I love the way we came out and got after it to create some chances right away,” said head coach Jason Neidell.

WKU came out aggressive early, getting off five shots in the first 10 minutes of the game. That pressure finally broke through the UTEP defense in the 12th minute when Katie Erwin drove deep into Miner territory, getting a cross into the box that the UTEP goalkeeper punched out. The ball rolled out to Lily Rummo, who fired it right back at the goal, this time finding the back of the net.

It was Rummo’s second goal of the season and fourth of her career. It was Erwin’s third assist of the year, which leads the team, and ninth of her career.

The WKU defense logged its fifth shutout of the season with the 1-0 win. In 10 matches on the season, the Lady Toppers have only surrendered seven total goals for a 0.70 goals allowed average. It was goalkeeper Alexis Bach’s fourth clean sheet of the season.

Overall, WKU outshot UTEP 11-3 and held the Miners to just one shot on goal for the match. The WKU attack also created 10 corner kicks in the match for the Lady Toppers, which was the second most for WKU this season.

The Lady Toppers will be back in action on Sunday when they host North Texas at 1:00 p.m. at the WKU Soccer Complex. Admission to all home WKU Soccer matches are free.