ETSU hopes to continue winning ways in non-conference play
ETSU hopes to continue winning ways in non-conference play
Thursday, September 10, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 10, 2015) – The ETSU women’s soccer team continues non-conference play with their final home match of their brief five game homestand on Friday Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. when the Bucs host Marshall. The Bucs hit the road and challenge Winthrop on Tuesday, Sept. 15.  

Scouting the Bucs
Coming in with an overall record of 4-2, the Bucs are looking to rebound from a 6-1 defeat against Navy on Sunday. On Friday, the ETSU offense dominated Eastern Kentucky en route to a 4-2 victory. In the victory against the Colonels, the Bucs compiled a season high in shots (30), shots on goal (10) and goals (4).

Wake us up when September starts
The month of September has been dominated by ETSU in recent years as the Blue & Gold have compiled a 20-10-1 record during the month since 2011. The .645 winning percentage during that time is the second best in the Southern Conference. ETSU is 1-1 so far in the month of September during the 2015 campaign.  

Let’s have a shots party
ETSU is the SoCon leader in shots with 106, well ahead of Samford in second with 82. Senior Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) and junior Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England) lead the team with 20 shots a piece.

Two is better than one
Friday’s 4-2 victory over Eastern Kentucky saw Collinson record her first career two-goal game. Collinson scored her first goal just 2:10 into the game, the second fastest goal in program history. She struck again in the second half to give ETSU at the time a 3-0 lead. Collinson led the team with five total shots.

ETSU vs. Conference USA
In eight games played against Conference USA opponents ETSU has compiled a 3-3-2 record. The last win against a C-USA opponent came on Sept.19, 1999 when the Bucs defeated Middle Tennessee State, 2-1.

The Bucs challenge the Big South Conference….Again
Tuesday’s trip to Winthrop will be the third time during the 2015 campaign the Bucs take on a team from the Big South Conference. Previously, ETSU has recorded victories at Radford, 3-1 and in exhibition play at Coastal Carolina, 2-1.

 Scouting the Marshall Thundering Herd
The Marshall Thundering Herd come into Friday’s contest with a five game winning streak after dropping the first game of the season. With an overall record of 5-1, Marshall defeated Ohio 3-2 on Sept. 4 and Eastern Kentucky 5-1 on Sept. 7. The Thundering Herd have had back-to-back C-USA offensive players of the week with the most recent being senior forward Erin Simmons who totaled eight points (3 G, 2 A) in their last two games. 

Scouting the Winthrop Eagles
The Eagles have dropped their last two games  by a score of 2-0 to Charlotte and Georgia Southern en route to a 1-2-1 record. The Winthrop offensive attack has been led by freshman JoJo Taylor who has recorded two goals on nine shots through four games this season. The Eagles will hit the road on Friday Sept.11 to challenge South Carolina State before heading home on Tuesday to take on the Bucs.

Last time out vs. Winthrop
In 2013 junior Anna Yancey (Rosemark, Tenn.) who was then a freshman made her first collegiate start and blanked the Eagles, 2-0. It was Yancey’s first career shutout as she made four saves on 17 Winthrop shot attempts. Emilee Engelhaupt and Kristi Davis scored for the Bucs.

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