SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Two ETSU players received women’s soccer All-Southern Conference honors for 2017, the league announced Tuesday.
Junior forward Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) was named 2nd Team All-SoCon, with forward Sarah Connolly (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) included on the All-Freshman Team.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 29, 2017) – “Long-range scoring” is a term more commonly associated with basketball than soccer.
But Furman used a pair of successful long-distance free kicks to overcome an early ETSU lead, and went to defeat the Bucs, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament on Sunday in Spartanburg, S.C.
The closely-fought result came exactly two weeks after ETSU suffered a 5-0 defeat on the same Stone Soccer Stadium pitch. Sunday’s outcome ended the Bucs’ season at 6-13-0 and denied ETSU a second consecutive appearance in the SoCon semifinals.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2017) – “If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best” is one of the most timeworn phrases in sports.
It’s also what the ETSU women’s soccer team has a chance to do against Furman in Sunday’s quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference Tournament. Kickoff is set for 2:00 pm at Stone Field at Snyder Soccer Stadium in Greenville, S.C.
By the seedings, the Paladins are considered to be the best team in the tournament field. Furman received the top seed in a tiebreaker with defending champion Samford after each team went 8-0-1 in conference play.
ETSU, seeded 8th, eliminated #9 Wofford, 5-0, in a first round match Wednesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2017) – On the coldest night of the fall so far, the ETSU women’s soccer team heated up, and kept their season alive.
The Bucs broke open a close match with a barrage of four goals in less than eight minutes early in the 2nd half, pulling away from Wofford for a 5-0 win in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament, Wednesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
The victory advances ETSU to a quarterfinal meeting with top-seeded Furman on Sunday, October 29, in Greenville, S.C.
The Bucs’ five goals were the second-most in a game in 2017, and the highest since an 8-0 win over South Carolina State in the season opener on August 18.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2017) – The ETSU women’s soccer team will face a familiar foe – geographically and chronologically – in its post-season opener.
The Bucs will host Wofford in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament on Wednesday, October 25 at Summers-Taylor Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm.
It’s only about a two-hour drive from the Wofford campus in Spartanburg, S.C. to ETSU’s home pitch in Johnson City. And, the two squads will be only 12 days removed from their last meeting as they vie for a berth in the conference quarterfinals.