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Once home to Murray State football, Cutchin Field’s winning ways continue with women’s soccer


Once the home of Murray State football, Cutchin Field (formerly known as Cutchin Stadium) began serving as the home pitch for a different type of football when it became the venue for the women’s soccer program during its inaugural season in 2000.

Nestled in the middle of campus, Cutchin Field hosted games for the Racer football team, once known as the Thoroughbreds, from 1924 to 1972. Murray State football won 142 games at Cutchin Field, including the inaugural Ohio Valley Conference championship in 1948.

The Murray State women’s soccer program holds an all-time Cutchin Field record of 104-61-13. (MSU photo)

Nearly 28 years later, Cutchin Field and “The Hill” would host its first women’s soccer game when Murray State defeated Troy, 4-0, on Sept. 1, 2000.

The field is named after multi-sport coach Carlisle Cutchin, who was Murray State’s second football coach (1925-30), and the first men’s basketball coach (1925-41). He also coached baseball (1928-32, 1941, 1946-53) and was inducted into the Murray State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1970 – the first coach to earn the honor.

Having just completed its 20th season as the home for Murray State women’s soccer in 2019, Cutchin Field has been nothing short of spectacular in continuing to promote the rich winning tradition found within Racer athletic programs.

Murray State women’s soccer holds an all-time Cutchin Field record of 104-61-13 that includes an 89-56-17 mark in the OVC on its home pitch.

During the past five years, the Racers have been nearly untouchable at the facility, posting a 39-6-1 home record that includes a stellar 24-1 mark in regular-season OVC matches. Murray State also posted a 15-game home winning streak that spanned over parts of the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Additionally, Cutchin Field has hosted the OVC Tournament four times, with the Racers earning the title on their home field in both 2015 and 2017.

From Murray State University

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