JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 19, 2005) - Junior Emily Fulcher (New Bern, N.C.) scored a career-high three goals as the ETSU women's soccer team cruised to a 6-1 win over South Carolina State in non-conference soccer action Wednesday night at the Liberty Bell Soccer Complex.
With the win, the Buccaneers improve to
"We really wanted to build some confidence offensively and work on our determination to find the back of the net," said ETSU head coach Heather Henson, whose team will return to Atlantic Sun Conference play Sunday, Oct. 23 at home against Florida Atlantic beginning at 1 p.m. "Having multiple players score was exactly what we were looking for heading into this weekend."
ETSU broke out on top at the 32:55 mark of the first half, as senior Erin Ashton (New Bern, N.C.) took a pass from freshman Rachel Layer (Bel Air, Md.) and fired a shot toward the bottom left of the goal. The ball snuck past
Ashton got the next scoring play started 17 minutes later, when she crossed a pass to Layer, who deflected the ball to Fulcher for her first goal of the night with left in the first half. Ashton and Layer earned assists on the play. Fulcher struck again moments later, as ETSU scored its final goal of the half with left when
Fulcher scored once more with 39:57 left in the second half, as a corner kick by Ashton was headed to Fulcher by senior Meghan Morris (
"This was great," Fulcher said. "We really played well as a team and worked together. I haven't had a night like this since high school."
The Bucs added goals from junior Alexandra Schwark (
ETSU dominated the game statistically, firing 27 shots compared to just eight for
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