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September 14, 2008

Defending MAC champs shut out Golden Eagles

TOLEDO, Ohio - The Tennessee Tech soccer team fell to Toledo Sunday, 5-0, in the first ever meeting between the two schools.

Sunday's game was the second of a challenging two-game trip against Mid-American Conference opponents. The Golden Eagles played Bowling Green on Friday, losing 7-0. Bowling Green and Toledo have won the last three MAC championships (BGSU 2005; Toledo 2006, 2007).

Tech finished the game with two shots on goal, coming from seniors Rebecca Ross and Rachel Martin-Trevino. Freshman goalkeeper Kaitlyn Thacker got the start for the Golden Eagles, finishing with seven saves, after playing the entire first half against BGSU Friday.

Toledo (4-1-0) was lead by Ali Leak who put up a hat-trick for the Rockets, finishing with three goals on four shots.

The Golden Eagles will visit UT Chattanooga on Sept. 17 before returning to Tech Soccer field to take on UNC Asheville on Sept. 21. Admission to home soccer matches is free.