JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2014) - For the second consecutive match, the ETSU women's soccer team outlasted its opponent in double overtime, and for the second consecutive match, junior defender Hannah Short (Bristol, England) provided the game-winning goal.
Sunday, the Buccaneers (4-0) defeated Campbell, 3-2, in double overtime to advance to 4-0 on the season.
ETSU outshot the Fighting Camels (1-2), 24-12, en route to earning the Bucs fourth consecutive win to start the 2014 campaign. The Buccaneers also started 4-0 during the 2003 and 2012 seasons.
Short scored a pair of goals Sunday: the equalizer in regulation to force overtime (71'), and the game-winning goal (103'). With the goals, the Bristol, England, native pushed her season total to a team-best five scores, surpassing her last season's mark of four goals.
Assisting on Short's first goal was senior defender Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales), who leads the Bucs with six assists on the year. Freshman forward Paolo Roversi (Rieti, Italy) assisted Short's game-winner. The assist was Roversi's first career collegiate point.
ETSU jumped out to an early, 1-0, as Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) scored a 16th-minute goal off a pass from sophomore midfielder Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England).
QUOTES FROM COACH SAYERS
- "We are thrilled with the result today. Again, the girls showed a lot of character, courage, and self-belief to come back from conceding the equalizer late in the first half, and going down 2-1 in the second."
- "We began strongly, and dominated possession in the early stages, which led to Sarah [Zadrazil's] excellent first goal We responded very well to going 2-1 down, equalizing very soon afterwards. And then we dominated the game, creating many chances, and finally got a well-deserved winner."
- "Sarah [Zadrazil] led very well today. For her goal, she showed composure and skill in a tight space in the penalty area, and it was a very good finish. It was a very congested midfield area throughout, but she scored the first goal, hit the post early in the second half after a well-timed run from deep, and then for Short's winning goal, Sarah dragged their screening midfield player away so Paolo [Roversi] could play the brilliant pass for Hannah's excellent finish."
- "Ce [Re] and Emilee [Engelhaupt] played well as a deep midfield pair. Garazi [Murua] was excellent again in the back, and Paolo is getting stronger with each game. Her pass for the winning goal was first class. And obviously Hannah is on a good scoring run. She plays equally as well at centre half and up front."
- "Overall, in what became a challenge for the girls, mentally as well as physically, in hot conditions, they continued working hard, remained composed, and deserved the result."
The Bucs will look to extend their season-opening win streak to five matches when they host South Carolina State Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 6:00 p.m.
ETSU vs. South Carolina St. - Tuesday, Sept. 2 - LIVE STATS | VIDEO
ETSU will close out its four-match home stand Thursday, Sept. 4, taking on Alabama A&M at 7:00 p.m. The Bucs will then go on a three-match road swing versus Francis Marion, George Washington, and Howard, before returning to Summers-Taylor Stadium Friday, Sept. 19 to take on USC Upstate.
ETSU vs. Alabama A&M - Thursday, Sept. 5 - LIVE STATS | VIDEO
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