Men's soccer hosts Radford Saturday night in home opener
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Men's soccer hosts Radford Saturday night in home opener
Friday, September 5, 2014

ETSU ranks No. 9 in NSCAA South Poll, receives votes in NSCAA National Top 25 Poll.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2014) – Following an unbeaten weekend in which the Bucs earned wins against respected regional opponents William & Mary and Radford, ETSU will play inside the familiar confines of Summers-Taylor Stadium for the first time this season as the Bucs host Radford Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m., in non-conference play.

TURNING HEADS

First-year head coach Bo Oshoniyi and the ETSU men's soccer team have garnered plenty of national attention to start the 2014 campaign, already picking up a pair of wins against 2013 NCAA Tournament teams.

Following the Buccaneers' (2-0) impressive wins versus William & Mary and VCU, ETSU was ranked No. 9 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's South Region Poll. The Bucs also received votes in the NSCAA National Top 25 Poll.

Redshirt sophomore forward Joao Ramalho (Monte Santo, Brazil) scored four goals in ETSU's opening weekend, recording a pair of goals in each of the Bucs' two wins.

Ramalho was recognized for his stellar season-opening performances by five different publications, earning National Player of the Week Honors from College Soccer News, College Soccer 360, and College Sports Madness. He was also named Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, and the Southern Conference.

Redshirt freshman Warren Austin (Kingsport, Tenn.) scored the Bucs' game-winning goal versus William & Mary, his first career goal.

Other point scorers for ETSU during the opening weekend of play were Emmanuel Wilson (Memphis, Tenn.)Samuel Sevigny (Beauport, Quebec)Anthony Wojas (Auxerre, France), and goalkeeper Daniel Adelman (Johnson City, Tenn.), who each recorded one assist.

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

ETSU is 28-12-9 (0.663) all-time at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Saturday's match will mark Oshoniyi's first regular season home match as headman of the Buccaneers.

RADFORD HIGHLANDERS - Radford, Va. - Big South Conference

Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m.

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The Highlanders (0-2) started the season with a pair of narrow losses on the road, falling by one goal at both Clemson and No. 23 Charlotte.

Like ETSU, Radford's 2014 roster features many new faces: 14 in all.

The Highlanders played Clemson to a scoreless draw through the first 85 minutes of their season-opener before allowing the Tigers an 86th-minute, game-winning goal.

In Radford's second match, the Highlanders were knotted, 1-1, with No. 23 Charlotte until allowing the Forty Niners' game-winner in the 62nd minute.

Radford has finished with a winning record each of the past three seasons.

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