ETSU's Koren tabbed SoCon Player of the Week
Koren (No. 8) became the first player in ETSU Women's Soccer history to score three goals in the team's first two matches.
Koren (No. 8) became the first player in ETSU Women's Soccer history to score three goals in the team's first two matches.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

by Southern Conference - www.SoConSports.com

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – ETSU forward Simona Koren has been named the Southern Conference women’s soccer player of the week for all competition from Aug. 22-24 after leading the Bucs to a 2-0 start to the season over the weekend. The selection is made by the league office.

League newcomer ETSU downed two-time defending Big South Conference regular-season champion Radford 3-2 on Friday and followed that up with a 5-1 win over Tennessee Tech on Sunday in its return to the SoCon.

Koren, from Graz, Austria, scored three of the Bucs’ eight goals, with two of them coming against Tennessee Tech, including the eventual game-winner. Koren, who appeared in just nine contests last season due to injuries, opened her sophomore campaign with ETSU’s first goal of the season, a strike in the 25th minute that put the Bucs ahead of the Highlanders.

The weekly SoCon award was the first for ETSU, which previously competed in the league from 1997 to 2004, since Sara Prendergast took the honor on Oct. 12, 2004.

The Bucs open a four-game homestand Thursday when they host Appalachian State at Summers-Taylor Stadium at 7 p.m.

Also nominated: Lea Raedle (The Citadel), Jermaine Seoposenwe (Samford), Crystal Mackezyk (Chattanooga), Sydnie Bligh (VMI) and Maureen Buff (Wofford).

2014 SoCon Women’s Soccer Players of the Week
Aug. 26    Simona Koren, ETSU

FOLLOW THE BUCS

  • Stay up to date with ETSU Women’s Soccer by following the Bucs on Twitter @ETSUWSoccer or Facebook.

  • ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!


Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 19 Results
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 19 Results
MTEN ETSU 0 Athens, Ga.
Mar 19 Georgia 9
WBB ETSU 58 Final
Mar 19 NC State 73
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 20 Results
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 20 Results
WTEN ETSU 7 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 20 Wofford 0
BB ETSU 0 Macon, Ga.
Mar 20 Mercer 2
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 21 Results
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 21 Results
MTEN ETSU 6 Greensboro, N.C.
Mar 21 UNC Greensboro 1
BB ETSU 5 Macon, Ga.
Mar 21 Mercer 11
SB ETSU 12 12
Mar 21 Western Carolina 10
WTEN ETSU 6 Cullowhee, N.C.
Mar 21 Western Carolina 1
SB ETSU 5 Cullowhee, N.C.
Mar 21 Western Carolina 7
BB ETSU 10 Macon, Ga.
Mar 21 Mercer 11
MTEN ETSU 4 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 22 Wofford 1
SB ETSU 0 6
Mar 22 Western Carolina 8
WGOLF Briar's Creek Invitational John's Island, S.C.
Mar 23 15th of 17
SB ETSU 0 5
Mar 24 Tennessee 10