JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 26, 2016) – On Sunday the ETSU women’s soccer team will travel to Knoxville, Tenn. for their first road contest of the 2016 campaign against the University of Tennessee. The match is set for 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Aug.28 (6 p.m.): ETSU (2-0-0, 0-0-0 SoCon) at Tennessee (1-2-0, 0-0-0 SEC) / Live Stats
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Scouting the Bucs
For the third straight year the Bucs have started 2-0 on the season, posting back-to-back shutouts over USC Upstate and Radford. It’s the first time since 2003 that ETSU has started the season with back-to-back shutouts. Last Friday against USC Upstate, freshman Georgia Allen (Suffolk, England) scored the lone goal for the Bucs while on Tuesday senior Simona Koren (Graz, Austria) scored the only goal versus Radford.
Streaking at 14
Since Sept.11 of last season the Bucs have outshot their opponents in 14 straight games. In 2016, ETSU is outshooting its opponents 32-13.
Looking to make some history
The Bucs will look to make some history on Sunday as a victory will give ETSU their first victory over an SEC school and Power Five conference school in program history.
Get the Shutout
ETSU has begun the season with back-to-back shutout victories for the first time since 2003 and will look to earn its third straight shutout victory on Sunday. The longest shutout streak in ETSU history is four games set back in 2003. Since 1997, the blue and gold have posted back-to-back shutouts six times.
On the road again
Sunday marks the first road game of the season for the Bucs and the first of a three-game road stretch for ETSU. The three-game road trip is the second longest of the season for ETSU, compiling a four-game road trip later in the season from Sept.18-Sept.30.
Scouting the Vols
Tennessee heads into Sunday’s contest with an overall record of 1-2-0 and is coming off a 1-0 loss against Washington on Thursday night. The Vols rank third in the SEC in shots per game with 16.3 yet have registered just one goal this season. Tennessee was picked to finish ninth in the preseason SEC coaches’ poll.
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