|September 11, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|DAYTON||62:49||FJELDBERG, Jonas (FEINER, Jake )|
|Stats at a Glance||DAYTON||ETSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||12 (6)||16 (6)|
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2018) – The ETSU men’s soccer team will hope to earn its third straight win at home when it hosts Dayton Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
The Bucs possess back-to-back victories coming into Tuesday, knocking off both Liberty and Appalachian State with 1-0 shutout wins.
Tomorrow’s contest will be live streamed on ESPN+ with Mike Gallagher on the call. Live stats are also available for tomorrow’s match.
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Last Time Out
The Bucs earned its second straight shutout with a 1-0 win over cross-town rival Appalachian State in Johnson City Saturday.
For the second game in a row, Danny Barlow (Newcastle, England) played hero with the game winning score. Barlow scored in the 41st minute, rebounding a shot from Luke Parker (Memphis, Tenn.) and knocking in the ricochet past the keeper.
After the goal, ETSU fought off eight Appalachian State corner attempts successfully to preserve the shutout win.
Redshirt freshman net-minder Josh Perryman (Sheffield, England) recorded three saves in the shutout, earning his second straight clean sheet. The final save came in the closing minutes in a one-on-one situation, sliding into position to prevent a likely score and keep ETSU ahead.
The Bucs come into this season after winning back-to-back SoCon regular season titles in 2016 and 2017 — hoping to achieve the trifecta under new head coach David Casper.
So far, ETSU holds a 2-3 record through a tough five-game stretch. Three of the Bucs’ four opponents so far finished with a top-100 RPI, including its two season-opening ACC opponents in No. 3 North Carolina and then-No. 5 Wake Forest — who is now No. 1 in the country. Additionally, Appalachian State held a 4-0 record prior to falling to ETSU.
Sophomore forward Danny Barlow (Newcastle, England) leads ETSU with three goals so far. He was also last year’s leading goal scorer with five goals in a wealth-distributing offense.
Replacing ETSU’s first-ever All-American Jonny Sutherland in goal, redshirt freshman Josh Perryman (Sheffield, England) has started all five games and has recorded 14 saves against stiff offensive competition. He recorded his first-career shutout last Tuesday versus Liberty.
The team continues to be captained by preseason All-SoCon selection Cameron Woodfin (Old Hickory, Tenn.). Woodfin, who has one assist so far, led the entire nation in 2016 with 12 assists to become a statistical champion. Woodfin redshirted last season due to injury.
The Flyers are 2-1-2 so far this season, with four of its first five games coming either in neutral site competition or at home. ETSU will be the second of two games in Dayton’s current road swing, as Dayton last fell to Western Illinois Saturday for its first loss, 1-0.
Dayton owns one of its wins over ETSU’s SoCon foe Furman — defeating the Paladins 1-0 fresh off Furman’s season opening win over Ohio State in the Wolstein Classic in Columbus, Ohio. The Dayton/Furman contest was for the tournament championship.
Junior Rok Taneski was named to the A-10 preseason all-conference team after winning A-10 Midfielder of the Year accolades last season. The midfielder finished the year in the top three in the conference in goals (10), assists (7) and points (27).
Dayton head coach Dennis Currier is in his 14th year at Dayton and holds a career record of 320-134-53 in 25 seasons and a 132-84-41 record with the Flyers. His career winning percentage of .690 ranks eighth in the nation amongst active coaches.
The two sides battled for the first time in last year’s season opener, fighting to a 1-1 draw at Baujan Field in Dayton, Ohio.
The lone game in the series seem to go ETSU’s way for the majority, with the Bucs outshooting Dayton 14-8. Furthermore, the Blue and Gold put 10 shots on goal, but a strong performance by Federico Barrios kept ETSU out of the net nine times.
Senior Cameron Woodfin (Old Hickory, Tenn.) scored the opening goal in the 30th minute off an assist from fellow senior Serge Gomis (Dakar, Senegal).
The Bucs held that advantage up until the final minutes, when Dayton’s Thor Helgason took a pass from Taneski to level the score. ETSU could not regain the lead in overtime despite strong offensive efforts, settling for the draw.
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