Buccaneers Bombard Bruins in Home Opener, 5-0
Freshman Blair Degraw earned her first goal as a Buccaneer in the victory over Belmont.
Freshman Blair Degraw earned her first goal as a Buccaneer in the victory over Belmont.

Friday, September 05, 2003

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 5, 2003) - The women's soccer Buccaneers (3-0 overall) claimed victory over the Belmont Bruins (0-3 overall) in their first regular season home game tonight at Liberty Bell Field. Five different Buccaneers scored their first goal of the season in the night as the Buccaneers garnered their third consecutive shutout of the season. Sophomore Kerri Burke (Raleigh, N.C.) put East Tennessee State on the board at 1:18 of the first half. Rebecca Murray (Franklin, Tenn.) made a corner kick to Burke, who was in front of the goal and able to direct the ball past Bruin goaltender Ali Young for the game winner. The Buccaneers continued their barrage of goals with senior Andrea Brown's (High Point, N.C.) goal less than nine minutes later. Brown was able to gain control of freshman Blair DeGraw's (Greensboro, N.C.) rebound in front of the goal. DeGraw then earned her first goal as a Buccaneer at 37:19 of the first half on an unassisted goal. The goal made the score 3-0 heading into the second stanza of play. In the second half, the Bruins challenged the Buccaneers. "Belmont did a great job in the second half, but we were able to adjust and overcome that for the win," commented ETSU head coach Heather Henson. In the 74th minute of play, freshman Trista Haupt (Myersville, Md.) notched the first goal of the second half goal for the Buccaneers. Haupt's goal was her first as a Buccaneer. Sophomore Katherine Gentry (Murfeesboro, Tenn.) assisted on the goal. Less than two minutes later, the final goal of the game was scored. Erin Ashton (New Bern, N.C.) crossed the ball directly to junior Jennifer Fields (Mount Airy, Md.), who put the ball to the back of the net for the 5-0 final. The Buccaneer defense held the Bruins to zero shots in the game, while the Buccaneer offense made 24 shots. "We continued playing with a strong defense that we showed in our past two games. We added a third win and a third shut out," stated Henson. "The defense is really clicking and they are solid in the back. On the attacking end the whole team is attacking, which is great to see." Women's soccer will continue their home stand as they take on the Radford Highlanders at Liberty Bell Field next Friday, Sept. 12th at 7:00 p.m.
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