JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2007) - The ETSU women's soccer team picked up its first ever victory over the league leading Kennesaw State Owls, 3-1 on Sunday's A-Sun Game of the Week at Summers-Taylor Soccer Stadium. The Bucs improve to 7-5-3 overall and 3-4-1 in conference play while the Owls fall to 12-3-0 and 7-1-0.
ETSU and Kennesaw State battle for the early lead before the Owls took a 1-0 lead as Caitlin Dingle beat the Buccaneer defenders to net her 13th goal of the season during the 30th minute. The Bucs continued to battle but trailed going into halftime.
In the second period ETSU tied the match at 1-1 when freshman midfielder Kelly Brinkman (Clearwater, Fla.) picked up her fifth goal of the season from 40 yards out on a passes from Aubree Snyder (Reading, Pa.) and Terri Miller (Cape Coral, Fla.) in the 67th minute.
Brinkman then found Jordan Monty (Mesquite, Texas) inside the box just under 10 minutes later to give the Bucs the 2-1 advantage. The goal was Monty's eighth of the season which ties her record from last season.
ETSU continued to pour it on when a trio of Knoxville Bucs combined to give ETSU the 3-1 lead. Katie Green (Knoxville, Tenn.) netted her fifth goal on passes from Meredith Goldman (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Alex Meehan (Knoxville, Tenn.) in the 80th minute.
The Buccaneer defense shutdown the Kennesaw State attack in the second half as the Owls were unable to get off a single shot. ETSU outshot the Owls 14-7 for the match and earned seven corners while the Owls only earned two. Goalkeeper Rachel Van Horn (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) made four saves on the day and has now only given up three goals in her four appearances as keeper.
"It was a great win for us today. We talked about this being a survival game for us before the game and we just executed our game plan," said head coach Heather Henson. "At halftime we made some adjustments and the team was able to convert on our opportunities."
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The Bucs will hit the road for the final time this season as they travel to the Sunshine State to take on Florida Gulf Coast on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. before facing Stetson on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.. For all ETSU women's soccer action visit www.ETSUBucs.com.