Bucs hammer Spartans in A-Sun finale, 4-1
Aaron Schoenfeld
Aaron Schoenfeld

Thursday, October 28, 2010

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 27, 2010) - The ETSU men's soccer team tied a school record netting four goals as the Bucs rolled to a 4-1 win over USC Upstate on a rainy Wednesday night at County University Soccer Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.
 
"We were able to gut out a difficult road match to close out the A-Sun Regular season with the result we needed to give us a chance to host the A-Sun Tournament. ," said head coach Scott Calabrese. "Stetson is a very talented team, but we are hoping that either UNF or Jacksonville University will take points off them this weekend."
 
The Bucs (12-4-0, 7-2-0 A-Sun) have now won five straight games for the second time this season. With the win, the Buccaneers can clinch home field in the Atlantic Sun Tournament with a Stetson draw or loss to either North Florida or Jacksonville.
 
ETSU outshot the Spartans 21-5 in the match putting 12 shots on frame. The Buccaneers also had a 7-3 edge in corners.
 
Junior Aaron Schoenfeld (Knoxville, Tenn.) put the Buccaneers in front 1-0 in the 9th minute as he one-timed a pass from Colin Pugh (Dublin, Ireland) into the back of the net.
 
ETSU increased its lead to 2-0 in the 38th minute as sophomore David Haba (Germantown, Tenn.) intercepted a Spartan pass and slotted a shot to the far post past USC Upstate's Jason McCabe.
 
In the second half, the Spartans cut the lead to 2-1 as Jan Wienholt headed a free kick from Timo Foerster into the goal in the 66th minute.
 
The Buccaneers answered quickly though as Itode Fubara (Ogbema, Nigeria) settled a pass from Mohammad Bowers (Knoxville, Tenn.) and blasted a shot past McCabe into the left corner of the net to make the score 3-1 ETSU in the 69th minute.
 
A minute later, Schoenfeld notched his second goal of the contest as he deflected a shot from Bowers into the left corner of the net to make the final 4-1.
 
"The team is now very excited to host UNC-Chapel Hill in Johnson City, Tenn.," Calabrese added. "It should be a great game for ETSU fans and the soccer community."
 
The Bucs return to action on Saturday at 6 p.m. as they host 4th ranked North Carolina at Summers-Taylor Stadium. Fans who wear a costume or black attire to the contest will receive admission for only a Buc ($1). For more information on ETSU men's soccer and all other Buccaneer athletic news please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.
 
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WSOC ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 24 Radford 1
VB ETSU 0 Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 28 Virginia Tech 3
WSOC Tennessee Tech 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MSOC ETSU 1 Clemson, SC
Aug 28 Clemson University 3
VB ETSU 0 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 Washington St. 3
VB ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 LIU Brooklyn 1
WSOC NC State 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30 ETSU 0
MSOC High Point University 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1 ETSU 2
WSOC Eastern Kentucky 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2 ETSU 4
FB Kennesaw State Home
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 4, 4:00 p.m. Alabama St.
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 10:30 a.m. CSU Bakersfield
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. Troy
MSOC ETSU Radford, VA
Sep 5, 6:00 p.m. Radford University
WSOC Navy Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 6, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Boone, NC
Sep 9, 7:00 p.m. Appalachian State University
FB Maryville College Home
Sep 10, 7:30 p.m. ETSU