Three second-half goals give Bucs a win in Birmingham
Sarah Zadrazil (left) scored two goals in ETSU's 3-1 victory over Samford in Birmingham, Ala., Friday night.
Three second-half goals give Bucs a win in Birmingham
Friday, October 3, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 3, 2014) - ETSU clinched its 10th win of the season Friday night, as the Buccaneers used three second-half goals to pick up a road win over Samford in Southern Conference play. ETSU has now won 10 or more games in three of the last four seasons.

The Bucs (10-3, 2-1) went into intermission knotted in a scoreless deadlock with the Bulldogs (6-6, 1-1), who entered Friday's contest having won two of their last three matchups.

However, ETSU emerged from the break with a full head of steam and never looked back, taking a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute on a Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) header off an assist from Ellis Parsons (Cardiff, Wales).

Parsons, who has dished out three assists on the year, sent a cross from the right side, finding Zadrazil, who headed the ball past the Samford keeper into the bottom right corner.

Less than 10 minutes later, senior Emilee Engelhaupt (Charlotte, N.C.) scored the eventual game-winner, collecting a pass from Paola Roversi (Rieti, Italy) and firing a shot from 30 yards out into the back of the net. The goal was Engelhaupt's first score of the season.

Just 35 seconds after Engelhaupt's goal, Zadrazil scored once again, extending the Bucs' lead to 3-0 at the 55:39 mark. Zadrazil, who entered the match tied with teammate Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales) for the nation's top assist-per-game average (1.00), now has five goals on the season, and has recorded three goals in ETSU's last two contests.

Sophomore goalkeeper Jasmine Elliott (Preston, England) was just four minutes from recording her fourth shutout of the season when Jermaine Seoposenwe put Samford on the board with her fourth goal of the season.

Friday's match was the first of four consecutive road contests for ETSU, who will continue SoCon play Sunday, Oct. 5 as the Bucs visit Chattanooga.

NEXT UP

ETSU Buccaneers (10-3, 2-1) vs. Chattanooga Mocs (1-9-1, 0-2)

Finley Stadium - Chattanooga, Tenn.

LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO - Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:00 p.m. EST

QUOTES FROM COACH SAYERS

  • "I am very proud of the girls tonight. It was a fantastic result. Samford are a strong, organized, well-coached team. We began the game well, and as the half wore, they came into the game more and created some good chances. It was a pretty even first half."
  • "Our performance at the beginning of the second half was excellent. Errors from the first half were corrected by the players, and we began functioning very well together. The three goals were all of high quality, very well created and taken."
  • "It was a complete team performance. The back four and goalkeeper were very solid and composed throughout. The midfield players were excellent in possession and enabled us to control large portions of the game, particularly in the second half. And the attacking players were consistently dangerous. Out of possession, our positioning and decisions were intelligent and well executed. We are very happy tonight."

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