ETSU looks to continue winning ways on home turf
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2014) – Fresh off a pair of victories during the opening week of regular season play, the ETSU women's soccer team is set to begin its longest home stand of the season.
The Bucs will play four matches at Summers-Taylor Stadium over the next eight days, beginning with Appalachian State Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
In addition to hosting App St., the Buccaneers (2-0) will host Campbell (Aug. 31), South Carolina St. (Sept. 2), and Alabama A&M (Sept. 4), respectively, during the upcoming home stand.
During Head Coach Adam Sayers' tenure at ETSU, the Bucs have compiled an impressive 20-6-2 (.750) record inside Summers-Taylor Stadium.
GETTING UP TO SPEED
The Bucs earned wins in their first two contests of the regular season, defeating Radford, 3-2, and Tennessee Tech, 5-1.
Sophomore forward Simona Koren (Graz, Austria) became the first player in program history to score three goals in the team's opening two matches. Koren, who scored once against Radford and twice versus Tennessee Tech, was named SoCon Women's Soccer Player of the Week for her performances.
Junior defender Hannah Short (Bristol, England) recorded two goals and one assist in the Bucs' victories, while Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales) dished out four assists.
Other point scorers for the Bucs during the first week of regular season play were Molly Collinson (1G, 1A), Cecilia Re (1G), Garazi Murua (1G), and Sarah Zadrazil (1A).
APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS - Boone, N.C. - Sun Belt Conference
The Mountaineers (1-0) began the season Sunday, Aug. 24 with a 3-1 win at Elon. Junior Merlin Beckwith scored a pair of goals in the victory, while freshman Lindsey Tully netted one goal. View the box score of Appalachian St. versus Elon.
App St. returns nine starters from last season's squad that finished 8-7-4, including a 4-2-4 record in SoCon play.
The 2014 campaign is the Mountaineers' first season in the Sun Belt Conference after spending more than four decades in the Southern Conference (1971-2014).
Last season marked ETSU's first meeting with the Mountaineers since 2004. The Bucs suffered a narrow, 2-1 setback to App St., last year in Boone.
CAMPBELL FIGHTING CAMELS - Buies Creek, N.C. - Big South Conference
The Fighting Camels (1-0) kicked off their 2014 campaign with a 3-2 victory versus Richmond Friday, Aug. 22 due in large part to an 87th-minute goal by junior forward Ashley Hartert. View the box score of Campbell versus Richmond.
Campbell returns last season's leading point scorers Payton Ormsby (6G, 1A) and Kine Thorsvik (4G, 4A).
In 2013, the Fighting Camels finished 7-11, including a 3-8 mark in Big South competition.
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