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ETSU soccer exhibition ends in 1-1 tie
Saturday, August 20, 2005
The teams played three 30-minute periods, with the Lady Bucs holding a sizeable offensive advantage after two periods. However, in the third period
"Coming out of preseason practice we wanted to try some different things with players in different positions on the field," said ETSU head coach Heather Henson. "The ladies were willing to try some new things and we made some plays on both ends of the field. We made some strides as a team despite the tie."
The Lady Bucs scored their first and only goal of the game in the second period, when junior midfielder Alexandra Schwark (
Schwark's goal came after an impressive defensive play by sophomore Carrie Hill (
Hill charged Beiting and dove horizontally to block the shot attempt away. For the game, Hill actually enjoyed a pair of important saves. However, her shutout bid was spoiled with just 5:29 left in the match, as a high shot by
Despite the late goal, Henson was pleased with Hill's in-goal debut, especially when Hill knocked away a final
"For her first collegiate game as a goalkeeper I think she did well," Henson said. "She was nervous as I think anyone would be, but I expect her confidence to just continue to grow."
Saturday's scrimmage was the Lady Bucs lone preseason exhibition game, as the team will open regular season play Friday, Aug. 26 at UNC Asheville. The Lady Bucs will open their home schedule on Sept. 9 against Radford.