JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 29, 2016) – The Buccaneers season-long four-game road trip comes to an end on Friday as the ETSU women’s soccer team heads to Cullowhee, N.C. to go up against the Catamounts of Western Carolina.
Scouting the Bucs
After seeing their three-game win streak snapped last weekend, the Bucs head into their contest with Western Carolina with an overall record of 6-4-1 and 1-1 in Southern Conference play. Last weekend ETSU was able to split defeating The Citadel, 4-1 on Friday and falling to Mercer, 3-2 on Sunday.
Good as Goldoni
Sophomore midfielder Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) has been an offensive weapon for the Bucs leading the team in goals (7), points (16), shots (28) and shots on goal (19). Goldoni has registered a goal in each of the last three games and dating back to last year has scored a goal in the last four SoCon matches.
The First to 20
Despite falling on the road to Mercer last Sunday, the Buccaneers recorded 20 or more shots for the third straight game. It was the fifth time this season the Bucs have recorded 20 or more shots.
Not how you start, it’s how you finish
In the second half this season, ETSU has outshot their opponent 96-76 while outscoring the opposition 18-7 in the final 45 minutes.
Inside the Numbers…
ETSU is 3-0 this season when games are played on Friday … The Bucs are 5-0 when leading at the half, 0-4 when trailing …. When scoring the first goal, ETSU is 6-0-1 … ETSU is 6-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
Bucs among the nation’s best offensive teams
ETSU ranks in the top 25 in the NCAA in multiple team offensive categories:
- 17th – Assists Per Game (2.36)
- 22nd – Points Per Game (7.09)
- 18th – Total Goals (26)
- 15th – Total Assists (26)
- 17th – Total Points (78)
Scouting the Catamounts
Western Carolina heads into Friday’s contest with a 2-0 record in the SoCon and overall record of 5-6. The Catamounts are currently on a three-game winning streak defeating Tennessee Tech, Mercer and The Citadel. WCU is led by Kasey Cooke who has four goals and leads the conference in game-winning goals with three.
A Look Ahead
After Friday’s contest, the Bucs return home for their first home SoCon contest against UNC-Greensboro on Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. ETSU will play four of their last six games at home before hosting the SoCon Tournament, Nov.4-6.
ETSU hosts the 2016 SoCon Women’s Soccer Tournament
For the first time in school history the ETSU women’s soccer program will host the 2016 Southern Conference women’s soccer tournament. The tournament begins with semi-final matches on November 4, followed by the championship game on Nov.6. The tournament will be played at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
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