Murray State travels to Birmingham for Thursday night game with Samford

After scoring the program’s 700th goal a week ago, the junior midfielder Hailey Cole leads Murray State as they travel to Samford for a game Thursday at 7 p.m. in Birmingham, Alabama.

Cole leads the Racers in goals (1) and shots on goal (2) at the start of the 2022 campaign. Junior forward Chloe Barnthouse leads MSU in shooting (3) and is tied for the lead in assists (1) as the Racers look to build momentum against the Bulldogs.

Jamie Skarupski leads the core of goaltenders with six saves in her appearance against Louisiana Tech on August 19. Sidney Etter leads the newcomers with an assist to Cole in his opener.

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The Bulldogs are led by coach Todd Yelton in his 21st season at the helm. Samford is 2-0 this season with wins over Jacksonville State and Rice. Samford have held their opponents scoreless at this stage of the year while outscoring the opposition 25-12.

Senior defenseman Kylie Gazza is the reigning Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week and one of three scorers for the Bulldogs. Layton Glisson leads the front line with one goal and four shots on goal.

Coverage of the contest can be found on ESPN+ with live stats found on GoRacers.com.

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