Four seniors score as Bucs earn record 13th win; Short breaks single-season goals, points records
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2014) - On a night devoted to them, ETSU's seniors shined, helping lead the Buccaneers to a commanding, 7-0 victory versus VMI Friday on Senior Night. ETSU improved to 13-4 on the season with the result, seting a new program record for wins in a single season.
Prior to Friday's match, ETSU honored the achievements of its seven outgoing seniors: Kristi Davis (Edmond, Okla.), Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales), Emilee Engelhaupt (Charlotte, N.C.), Ellis Parsons (Cardiff, Wales), Summer Peterson (Lorton, Va.), Hannah Short (Bristol, England), and Andie Stone (Austin, Texas).
With each of the team's seniors earning a starting nod, the Buccaneers (13-4, 5-2) got off to a quick start, eclipsing their nationally-ranked goals per game average (3.56) in the first half, with seniors accounting for four first-half goals.
Throughout the season, Dutton has made a habit of setting her teammates up for scores, dishing out 16 assists through 17 games; however, the Kinmel Bay, Wales, native found the back of the net for the first time this season Friday, scoring off a corner kick in the match's third minute to give ETSU an early 1-0 lead.
Just six minutes later, Dutton found Peterson, a fellow senior, also off a corner kick, for the Bucs' second score of the contest. Dutton and teammate Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) entered the contest sharing the nation's No. 2 ranking for total assists (15).
In the 11th minute, Short netted her 21st goal of the season, surpassing Ramey Kerns' single-season points record of 46 set in 2012, while also matching Kerns' program single-season goals record. Zadrazil and sophomore Thomai Vardali (Koufalia, Greece) assisted the goal.
Short, the nation's leader for goals (23) and points (54), later broke Kerns' goals record with a 47th-minute goal. She finished the match with a hat trick, her fourth hat trick of the season, to go along with two assists.
Davis tallied her fifth goal of the season in the 39th minute, assisted by Zadrazil and Short, to send ETSU into intermission with a 4-0 lead.
Zadrazil, who has recorded five goals and seven assists in the Bucs' last six matches, found the back of the net in the 64th minute, following a stellar backheel setup from Short inside the box to extend ETSU's lead to 6-0.
The Bucs would score once more, with Short converting a goal set up by freshman Paola Roversi (Rieti, Italy) in the 66th minute.
Sophomore goalkeeper Anna Yancey (Rosemark, Tenn.) registered her second clean sheet of the season, improving to 3-0 on the season. As a team, ETSU has earned five shutouts on the year.
ETSU outshot the Keydets (3-11-1, 2-4) by a 23-3 margin in the victory. Impressively, the Bucs recorded eight assists on their seven goals.
The Bucs' senior class will graduate as the winningest class in program history, having helped lead ETSU to a 44-24-3 (.640) record over the past four seasons, including three campaigns of 12 or more wins.
VIDEO: Seniors Andie Stone and Ellis Parsons (0:26), and Head Coach Adam Sayers (1:00)
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