Bucs get back on track with 3-0 shutout of Wofford
Bucs get back on track with 3-0 shutout of Wofford
Sunday, September 28, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2014) - Following a setback in the the team's conference opener, ETSU Women's Soccer and its nationally-ranked scoring offense got back on track Sunday, defeating Wofford, 3-0, in Southern Conference play.

Junior Hannah Short (Bristol, England) scored her 16th goal of the season in the 21st minute off an assist from Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England) to give the Buccaneers (9-3, 1-1) a 1-0 lead.

Short leads the nation in goals (16) and points (38).

ETSU carried the 1-0 lead into intermission before adding a pair of second-half goals to seal the victory over the Terriers (3-6, 0-2).

Junior midfielder Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) extended ETSU's lead to 2-0, scoring a 70th-minute goal off an assist from Short, her third goal of the season.

In four games since rejoining the Bucs Sept. 19 after competing with the Austria National Team in the UEFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers, Zadrazil has recorded a goal and two assists.

Senior Kristi Davis (Edmond, Okla.) cemented the win with an 81st-minute score, her fourth goal of the year. Davis' goal was assisted by Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales) and Simona Koren (Graz, Austria).

Dutton leads the nation with 12 assists.

Sophomore goalkeeper Jasmine Elliott (Preston, England) recorded three saves en route to earning the clean sheet, her third clean sheet of the season.

The match concluded a four-game home stand for the Bucs, who will begin a four-match road swing Friday, Oct. 3 at Samford.

ETSU will visit Samford, Chattanooga, Mercer, and the Citadel before returning to Summers-Taylor Stadium Friday, Oct. 17 for Senior Night versus VMI.

QUOTES FROM COACH SAYERS

  • "We are very happy with the character and attitude of the team in bouncing back tonight. We improved as the game went on, and deserved the result. Jazz Elliott was excellent in goal, getting the clean sheet."
  • "All of the goals were of very good quality. Molly [Collinson]'s pass to Hannah [Short] was incisive, and her finish was very good. And Hannah's longer pass for Sarah [Zadrazil]'s well-timed run was excellent, as was Sarah's finish. The third goal was from another great ball in from Jas [Dutton], a good flick from Simona [Koren], and Kristi [Davis] finishing bravely. Kristi deserved her goal. She works tirelessly, and is very flexible in the positions we ask her to play in. She is a great team member."
  • "There were good performances all over the pitch. The back four did very well in keeping the clean sheet. Ellis [Parsons] had a very good game. Ce [Re] and Emily [Engelhaupt] were solid in midfield. And Molly and Paola [Roversi] did well in the wider areas. The consistency of both of their performances has been impressive in the last few weeks. They have both done very well. Meg [Horner] and Thomai [Vardali] contributed well also. There was great support from everybody. It was a good team performance today."

POSTGAME EXTRAS

VIDEOS:

Goalkeeper Jasmine Elliott and midfielder Sarah Zadrazil

Head Coach Adam Sayers

PHOTOS: Click here to view a photo gallery of the match.

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