JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Jan. 10, 2018) – An eventful semester break has become even more memorable for a mainstay of ETSU’s women’s soccer team. Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) has earned an invitation to join her home country’s senior national team. The junior forward, who’s led the Bucs in scoring the past two seasons, got the call following a training camp with Italy’s national U-23 team from December 17-21. It was her second stint with the U-23 squad; the first was in May 2016.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2018) – When ETSU students return to campus later this month for the start of the spring semester, women’s soccer player Pauline Vienne (Lausanne, Switzerland) will have a good reason to be away. The junior defender is scheduled to return to the Swiss national team for a training camp in Valencia, Spain, from January 15-24. This will be Vienne’s second stint with her home country’s team. She was with the team for two World Cup qualifiers last fall – a 4-1 win at Albania on September 15.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (December 18, 2017) -- When Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) is asked, “What did you do over semester break?” she’ll have quite a story to tell. The junior forward is taking part in a training camp with her home country’s Under-23 national team, which began December 17 and runs through December 21 in Novarello, Italy. It’s the second stint with Italy’s U-23 team for Goldoni. She and then-ETSU teammate Cecelia Re (Busnago, Italy) were called up to the squad in May 2016. At ETSU in 2017, Goldoni was named 2nd Team All-Southern Conference after finishing third in the league in goals (11) and second in points (25) and shots per game (3.78).
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Two ETSU players received women’s soccer All-Southern Conference honors for 2017, the league announced Tuesday. Junior forward Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) was named 2nd Team All-SoCon, with forward Sarah Connolly (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) included on the All-Freshman Team.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 29, 2017) – “Long-range scoring” is a term more commonly associated with basketball than soccer. But Furman used a pair of successful long-distance free kicks to overcome an early ETSU lead, and went to defeat the Bucs, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament on Sunday in Spartanburg, S.C. The closely-fought result came exactly two weeks after ETSU suffered a 5-0 defeat on the same Stone Soccer Stadium pitch. Sunday’s outcome ended the Bucs’ season at 6-13-0 and denied ETSU a second consecutive appearance in the SoCon semifinals.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2017) – “If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best” is one of the most timeworn phrases in sports. It’s also what the ETSU women’s soccer team has a chance to do against Furman in Sunday’s quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference Tournament. Kickoff is set for 2:00 pm at Stone Field at Snyder Soccer Stadium in Greenville, S.C. By the seedings, the Paladins are considered to be the best team in the tournament field. Furman received the top seed in a tiebreaker with defending champion Samford after each team went 8-0-1 in conference play. ETSU, seeded 8th, eliminated #9 Wofford, 5-0, in a first round match Wednesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2017) – On the coldest night of the fall so far, the ETSU women’s soccer team heated up, and kept their season alive. The Bucs broke open a close match with a barrage of four goals in less than eight minutes early in the 2nd half, pulling away from Wofford for a 5-0 win in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament, Wednesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium. The victory advances ETSU to a quarterfinal meeting with top-seeded Furman on Sunday, October 29, in Greenville, S.C. The Bucs’ five goals were the second-most in a game in 2017, and the highest since an 8-0 win over South Carolina State in the season opener on August 18.
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2017) – The ETSU women’s soccer team will face a familiar foe – geographically and chronologically – in its post-season opener. The Bucs will host Wofford in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament on Wednesday, October 25 at Summers-Taylor Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm. It’s only about a two-hour drive from the Wofford campus in Spartanburg, S.C. to ETSU’s home pitch in Johnson City. And, the two squads will be only 12 days removed from their last meeting as they vie for a berth in the conference quarterfinals.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2017) – It was a regular-season match that had post-season intensity. In a tense, back-and-forth contest Sunday afternoon at Summers-Taylor Stadium, ETSU’s women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 setback to Western Carolina in the final game of the 2017 Southern Conference schedule. As a result, the Bucs will be the 8th seed in the SoCon Tournament, and will host 9th-seeded Wofford in a first round game on Wednesday, October 25, with kickoff at 7:00 pm.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2017) – ETSU’s women’s soccer team has had a bumpy 2017, enduring injuries that sidelined multiple starters for several games during the traditionally rugged Southern Conference season. But the Bucs have much to play for on Sunday afternoon, when they host Western Carolina on the final day of the regular season. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 pm at Summers-Taylor Stadium. ETSU could finish as high as 4th or as low as 8th in the SoCon, depending on Sunday's outcome and other results from around the conference.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 15, 2017) – ETSU’s women’s soccer team faced one of the best attacks in the country in their match at Furman on Sunday afternoon, and the Paladins were as advertised. Furman, which went into the game in the top four in the nation in goals per game, shots per game, and points per game, scored twice in the first 7:15 on Sunday as the Bucs dropped a 5-0 result at Stone Field at Snyder Soccer Stadium.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 13, 2017) – An early deficit and a big performance from the nation’s leading scorer resulted in a 3-0 setback for the ETSU women’s soccer team at Wofford on Friday night. The Terriers tallied twice in the first five minutes and scored all their goals before halftime – the last two from Hayley Younginer – in a Southern Conference match at Snyder Field in Spartanburg, S.C.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2017) – The ETSU women’s soccer team heads to South Carolina for its final road trip of the regular season this weekend, and how the Bucs perform could impact where they land in the final Southern Conference standings. ETSU visits Spartanburg to take on Wofford at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 13, and meets first-place Furman in Greensville at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 15.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2017) – For her outstanding production on the field and in the classroom, ETSU women’s soccer player Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) is the Southern Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Week for October 4-10, the league announced Wednesday. The junior scored three goals, in a natural hat trick, in the Bucs’ 4-2 win over The Citadel on October 4. In the classroom, Goldoni is a nutrition major with a 3.95 grade point average.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 8, 2017) – With four starters sidelined, included their top two scorers, ETSU’s women’s soccer team knew generating enough offense would be a challenge in their Southern Conference match against Mercer on Sunday afternoon. Turns out the Bucs had just enough. A penalty kick by Sarah Connolly (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) with 1:18 remaining in the first overtime provided the difference in a 1-0 victory on a soggy Sunday afternoon at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2017) – ETSU’s women’s soccer team hosted the first home game of Homecoming Week, and it went well. Sunday, they’ll host the last game of Homecoming Week, with a Southern Conference match against Mercer. Kickoff is at 2:00 pm at Summers-Taylor Soccer Stadium. The Bucs defeated The Citadel, 4-2, on Wednesday night. Mercer goes into Sunday’s match on a much quicker turnaround – it’s the second of a two-game road trip that began with a 3-2 win at Western Carolina on Friday night.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2017) – ETSU’s women’s soccer team had a successful year on the field in 2016, posting a record of 13-6-2 and reaching the Southern Conference Tournament final for the first time in program history. The Bucs were also successful in the classroom, and today were named as a Team Academic Award Winner by United Soccer Coaches (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America). Head coach Adam Sayers’ squad secured a 3.63 grade point average in 2016-17. A team must have a GPA of 3.0 or better to be considered for the award.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2017) – If all of Homecoming Week goes like this, it’ll be a fun time on the ETSU campus. The ETSU women’s soccer team hosted the first home game of Homecoming 2017, and used a barrage of goals early in the 2nd half to defeat The Citadel, 4-2, in a Southern Conference match Wednesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium. Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) got a natural hat trick – scoring ETSU’s first three goals of the night – and Sarah Connolly (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) added the clincher in the 80th minute as the Bucs remained unbeaten in nine all-time matchups against the Bulldogs.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2017) – The ETSU women’s soccer team will host the first home game of ETSU Homecoming Week, taking on The Citadel in a Southern Conference on Wednesday, October 4 at Summers-Taylor Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm. The Bucs are back home after two-game road trip last weekend that resulted with a 2-0 setback at UNCG on Friday night, and a heartbreaking 1-0 loss at VMI on Sunday in which the deciding goal came on a penalty kick in the 85th minute. The Citadel spent last weekend on their home pitch in Charleston, S.C., dropping a 4-0 decision to Furman on Friday night and a 1-0 loss to Wofford on Sunday.
LEXINGTON, Va. (Oct. 1, 2017) – The ETSU women’s soccer appeared to be in a position to take a point, on the road, in their Southern Conference match against VMI on Sunday afternoon. But a late penalty kick gave the Keydets a 1-0 result at Patchin Field in Lexington, Va. ETSU was whistled for a foul in the penalty area in the 85th minute, and Amy Horney converted the subsequent penalty kick at 84:39.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2017) – A pair of goals roughly ten minutes apart, bridging halftime, were too much to overcome for ETSU’s women’s soccer team in a 2-0 setback at UNC-Greensboro in a Southern Conference match Friday night in Greensboro, N.C. The Spartans took the lead with less than nine minutes left before halftime, and doubled their advantage 93 seconds after the 2nd half kickoff.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2017) – It’s a pre-Homecoming Week road trip for the ETSU women’s soccer team. Head coach Adam Sayer’s squad will visit UNC-Greensboro on Friday at 7:00 pm and VMI on Sunday at 2:00 pm in a pair of Southern Conference matches. Live Stats will be available for both matches. Live video streaming will not be provided.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2017) – Hampered by a limited bench, and playing less than 48 hours after an emotional victory Friday night, the ETSU women’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Samford in a Southern Conference match on Sunday afternoon at Summers-Taylor Stadium. The Bucs had only five available reserves against the three-time defending conference champions on a sunny, 85-degree day, and the Bulldogs took advantage. Samford made 21 substitutions over the course of the match compared to eight for the Bucs, including a 15-7 margin in the 2nd half.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2017) – ETSU got back on the winning side of the ledger in a big way Friday night. Getting goals from three different players, the Bucs opened their Southern Conference schedule -- and snapped a four-match losing streak -- with a 3-0 victory over Chattanooga at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2017) -- The non-conference schedule is over, and the ETSU women’s soccer team opens its SoCon play with a pair of matches at Summers-Taylor Stadium this weekend. The Bucs host Chattanooga on Friday, September 22 at 7:00 pm, then take on three-time defending SoCon champion Samford on Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm.
FAIRFAX, Va. (Sept. 15, 2017) – Two offensive barrages, one in each half, were too much for ETSU’s women’s soccer team to overcome, as the Bucs dropped a 6-1 result to George Mason on Friday night in Fairfax, Va.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2017) -- ETSU’s women’s soccer has one more non-conference game left to prepare for the always-demanding Southern Conference schedule. ETSU visits George Mason on Friday, in the final tune-up before SoCon play starts next week.
RICHMOND, Ky. (Sept. 12, 2017) -- Playing without two key members of its starting lineup, ETSU’s women’s soccer team fell behind early and dropped a 3-1 decision at Eastern Kentucky in a non-conference match on Tuesday evening at EKU Soccer Field in Richmond, Ky.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2017) – ETSU’s women’s soccer team begins its final week of non-conference play with a visit to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday, September 12. Kickoff is at 5:00 pm at EKU Soccer Field in Richmond, Kent.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 11, 2017) – Junior defender Pauline Vienne (Lausanne, Switzerland) has made her mark with a breakout 2017 season so far for ETSU, and will now have an opportunity to make an impact on an international level.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2017) – In many ways, the ETSU women’s soccer team’s match against Virginia Tech on Thursday night was a “game of firsts.”
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn (Sept. 6, 2017) -- ETSU’s women’s soccer team went more than a week between matches before their visit to Radford on Tuesday. It’s a quicker turnaround this time for the Bucs, who get just one day’s rest before hosting unbeaten Virginia Tech on Thursday night. Kickoff at Summers-Taylor Stadium is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
Radford, Va. (Sept. 5, 2017) -- A late rally helped Radford past ETSU, 4-1, in a non-conference match Tuesday night. Eleonora Goldoni scored her team-best 5th goal of the season for the Bucs.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday a new service available through the Buccaneers’ athletic communications office, as the Buc Photo Store will provide fans with an opportunity to own their favorite ETSU athletic moments.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 27, 2017) – With its schedule poised to give it a nine-day break between games, ETSU’s women’s soccer team gave their home fans something to remember, as the Bucs downed Davidson 2-0 in an entertaining, back-and-forth non-conference match Sunday afternoon at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2017) -- Two former Southern Conference women’s soccer rivals continue their recent non-league series on Sunday, when ETSU hosts Davidson at Summers-Taylor Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 24, 2017) – The ETSU women’s soccer team gave in-state rival Tennessee an early scare but would ultimately come up on the wrong end of a 6-1 decision Thursday night in Knoxville.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 23, 2017) The ETSU women’s soccer team plays its first road match of the season Thursday night, when the Bucs visit the Tennessee Volunteers. Kickoff at Regal Soccer Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2017) – ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland announced Tuesday a transition plan for the leadership of the Buccaneers’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as former ETSU football standout and current Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer Scott Carter will assume the role of director of intercollegiate athletics in September.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2017) – Despite fighting off 22 shots from the opposition, ETSU dropped its first game of the season at Summers Taylor Stadium Sunday night, falling to Tennessee Tech 1-0.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2017) -- Basketball is known for its buzzer-beaters. Soccer, not so much.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 17, 2017) – After coming up one goal short of its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2016, the ETSU women’s soccer team begins a new season Friday night. The Bucs host South Carolina State in a non-conference match at 7:00 pm at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 10, 2017) -- Less than year removed from an historic finish, ETSU’s women’s soccer team is expected to be among the contenders for a Southern Conference championship.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 3, 2017) – Former ETSU midfielder Cecilia Re (Busnago, Italy) has begun her professional career, signing a one-year contract with Mozzanica of the Italian Serie A this week.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 25, 2017) – After capping off a decorated four-year college career in 2015, former ETSU midfielder Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) will have an opportunity to compete on a bigger stage.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 6, 2017) – The Southern Conference released its 2016-17 academic honor roll on Thursday, and ETSU placed 193 student-athletes on the list. In total, a league-record 2,100 student-athletes from the 10 member institutions and 13 associate members earned the distinction.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 6, 2017) – On Monday head coach Adam Sayers announced the addition of Beatrice Abati (Castellanza, Italy) to the 2017-18 ETSU Women’s Soccer roster.