Update: Due to inclement weather, ETSU vs. UNCG has been postponed to Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3:00 p.m.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2014) - For the second time in as many weeks, the ETSU women's soccer team will go toe-to-toe with UNC Greensboro; however, the stakes will be raised as the fourth-seeded Bucs host the fifth-seeded Spartans for a SoCon Women's Soccer Championship quarterfinal match Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3:00 p.m.
No. 4 ETSU vs. No. 5 UNC Greensboro Spartans
The Buccaneers (14-5, 6-3) defeated UNCG, 3-1, Sunday, Oct. 19 inside ETSU's Summers-Taylor Stadium.
In the match, ETSU outshot the Spartans (9-7-3, 5-3-1) by a 23-11 margin, with Simona Koren (Graz, Austria), Emilee Engelhaupt (Charlotte, N.C.), and Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) scoring goals for the Bucs.
UNCG finished the season suffering setbacks in two of its final three contests, falling to Furman and ETSU before concluding regular season play with a 2-1 victory versus Wofford.
Chesney White, the older sister of ETSU's Jil White (Franklin, Tenn.), paced the Spartans' offense with 15 goals, the second-best mark in the league behind ETSU's Hannah Short (Bristol, England).
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ETSU features the top scoring offense in NCAA Division I, averaging nearly four goals per contest. The Bucs lead the nation in assists per game (3.74), points per game (11), total assists (71), total goals (69), and total points (209).
ETSU's 69 goals leads the Southern Conference and is the most the league has seen since Furman scored 83 in 2000.
The Bucs are paced by Short, the nation's leading goal scorer (24), and Zadrazil and Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales), who rank first and second in the nation for assists with 19 and 17, respectively.
Zadrazil and Dutton have each surpassed ETSU's previous single-season assist record of 11, which was set by Zadrazil in 2012 and 2013.
In addition to leading the nation in goals, Short also leads the country in total points (56), having recorded 24 goals and eight assists. Her current mark of 24 goals is the most in Southern Conference history for a single season, tying marks set by UNCG's Kati Kantanen and Ali Lord in 1997.
Impressively, 17 of the Bucs' 19 field players have found the scoring column on the year. Seven players have recorded double-digit points this year: Short, Zadrazil, Simona Koren (Graz, Austria), Dutton, Kristi Davis (Edmond, Okla.), Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England), and Thomai Vardali (Koufalia, Greece).
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