JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2012) – The ETSU women’s soccer team will conclude the home portion of its non-conference schedule this weekend, as it hosts Western Carolina and Winthrop at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
ETSU (4-1-0) begins the weekend with WCU (2-2-0) on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by a Sunday afternoon meeting with Winthrop (1-2-0) at 1 p.m.
The Lady Bucs will be looking to rebound off their first loss of the season last Sunday, dropping a road game to MTSU. Prior to that, ETSU had opened the season with four straight wins to tie the best start in program history.
Junior Ramey Kerns (Kings Mountain, N.C.) heads into the weekend leading the Lady Bucs and the Atlantic Sun Conference in both goals and points. The ETSU striker has scored five times this year, adding one assist, to total 11 points. Freshman Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) leads both ETSU and the A-Sun in assists, tallying five through the first five games.
Western Carolina is on a two-game winning streak, having defeated SUNY Albany and Winthrop in its last two contests. The Catamounts hosted the Great Danes last Friday, winning 3-1, after traveling to Rock Hill, S.C. and coming away with a, 2-1, win against Winthrop.
The Catamounts are led by Kimberly Sullivan, who has scored two goals to head the team with four points. Both of Sullivan’s goals came in the first half against Albany.
Winthrop comes off a, 2-1, loss to Clemson. In that game, the Tigers scored less than five minutes after the first whistle, and later added to the lead in the 62nd minute. Winthrop did get on the scoreboard, netting a goal in the 82nd minute before the final horn.
The Eagles are led by Devin Puckett, who has scored two goals and registered one assist to this point in the season. Other goal scorers for Winthrop this year include Lia Gorden and Ashley Herndon.
Winthrop plays Wofford on Thursday at 6 p.m. before its Sunday match with ETSU.
Live stats and free live streaming video will be available for both games. Live stats will be provided through ETSUBucs.com, with free video on ASun.TV. New for the 2012-13 season, all games streamed on ASun.TV will be available free of charge.
In celebration of youth soccer month, there will be free admission on Sunday for kids ages 12 and under.
For more information on ETSU women’s soccer please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s soccer links.