Short ties SoCon single-season goals record as Bucs fall to WCU
Short ties SoCon single-season goals record as Bucs fall to WCU
Sunday, October 26, 2014

ETSU to host UNC Greensboro in SoCon Quarterfinal Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2014) - Hannah Short (Bristol, England), the nation's leading goalscorer, matched the Southern Conference's single-season goals record Sunday, recording her 24th score of the season; however, ETSU suffered a narrow, 3-2 setback at Western Carolina in the Bucs' regular season finale.

WCU got out to an early 1-0 lead, with Kimberly Sullivan scoring a 13th-minute goal; however, Short's 27th-minute goal allowed the Bucs (14-5, 6-3) to head into intermission locked in a 1-1 draw.

Short, who has already set ETSU single-season records for goals (24) and points (56) this season, matched the SoCon's single-season goals record, joining UNC Greensboro's Kati Kantanen and Ali Lord as the league's single-season leaders. Kantanen and Lord each scored 24 goals for UNCG in 1997 en route to leading the Spartans to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

ETSU and the Catamounts (8-6-4, 5-3-1) remained tied at 1-1 for the first 33 minutes of the second half until WCU scored twice within a two-minute span, recording goals in the 79th and 80th minutes to take a 3-1 advantage.

ETSU's Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England) scored her fourth goal of the season in the 83rd-minute to cut the Bucs' deficit to 3-2; however, ETSU would get no closer, falling, 3-2.

With the result, ETSU finished the season fourth in the SoCon standings.

The Bucs will host fifth-seeded UNC Greensboro in a Southern Conference Championship quarterfinal match Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m., in Johnson City. See below for more details regarding the upcoming league tournament.

SOCON CHAMPIONSHIP

Southern Conference Championship Quarterfinal

No. 4 ETSU vs. No. 5 UNC Greensboro

Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m., in Johnson City, Tenn.


Next weekend's quarterfinal matchup between ETSU and UNCG will be the teams' second meeting of the season.

ETSU defeated the Spartans (9-7-3, 5-3-1) Sunday, Oct. 19 in Johnson City, 3-1.

The match will be broadcast on the SoCon Digital Sports Network.


Click here to view the complete bracket for the 2014 Southern Conference Women's Soccer Championship.

For more information on the upcoming SoCon Championship, visit SoConSports.com.

To view the final regular season standings standings, click here.

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