|September 06, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|UT||13:35||Bunny Shaw (Amy Thompson )|
|UT||48:52||Bunny Shaw (Mackenzie Gouner )|
|UT||54:21||MA Vignola (Bunny Shaw , Abbey Burdette)|
|UT||76:35||Anna Bialczak (Emma Dize )|
|ETSU||Lea Ann Cutshall||90:00||4||3|
|Stats at a Glance||UT||ETSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||21 (7)||7 (2)|
JONHSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2018) – A week filled with three matchups against the Tennessee Volunteers continues for ETSU athletics Thursday night, as the ETSU women’s soccer hosts the No. 9 Vols in Johnson City at 7 p.m.
With ETSU volleyball’s dramatic 3-2 win over Tennessee Tuesday night, ETSU will look for its second win over the Vols in a three-game multi-sport series, including tomorrow’s soccer match and Saturday’s football game. Tomorrow’s game is presented by Fanatics 101.
In addition to Fanatics 101’s sponsorship, the first 75 students at the gate will receive an ETSU/Gatorade co-branded white T-Shirt courtesy of Gatorade and PepsiCo. Fans are also encouraged to wear their favorite white ETSU apparel as we look to “White out the Vols.”
Tomorrow marks the first time since 2014 ETSU has hosted Tennessee in Summers-Taylor Stadium.
Tomorrow night's contest will be streamed on ESPN+ — a subscription-based streaming service for $4.99 a month or a seven-day free trial.
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Last Time Out
The Bucs fell to 1-5 on the season after a 3-0 loss at Charlotte on Sunday. On the same road swing, ETSU knocked off USC Upstate 1-0 in Spartanburg, S.C.
Despite the loss, ETSU goalkeeper Lea Ann Cutshall (Johnson City, Tenn.) made her mark in the career record books, moving into second all-time on the career saves list with four saves in the match. She now has 142 career saves and 29 saves this season.
The Buccaneers continued without one of its primary threats in last year’s leading goal-scorer, Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy). Goldoni is currently on assignment with the Italian National Team overseas, playing in ETSU’s first two games before departing temporarily.
The Bucs return 19 letterwinners to this year’s squad, including 10 seniors and 10 starters from 2017.
Two seniors on this year’s squad, Lea Ann Cutshall (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy), are working their way up the career record books in their respective goalkeeping and scoring categories.
Cutshall, a Johnson City native and Science Hill High School alum, is five shutouts away from breaking the all-time school record for career shutouts. Also, her 142 career saves rank second on the all-time ETSU list, as she moved past Megan Masch at Charlotte this season. Jasmine Elliott holds the career saves record with 218 saves from 2013-16.
Goldoni is currently fourth on the all-time list in goals scored for ETSU with 29, needing seven to tie the all-time record held by Erin Ashton (2002-06) at 35. Goldoni is also fifth in all-time points at 64 and fourth in all-time game winners (6), shots (148) and shots on goal (74).
The Bucs won its lone preseason exhibition versus Appalachian State at Summers-Taylor Stadium, 4-1. Goldoni scored two goals, while Harbin contributed an assist while scoring the third goal. Sarah Connolly (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) capped the win with ETSU’s final goal.
The Bucs added four players this offseason, filling depth at every position with the signings of forward Sydney Cavendar (Scott Depot, W. Va.), midfielder Sarah Williams (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and goalkeeper Tess Mrozek (Johnson City, Tenn.) and defender Marina Bradic (Medvedja, Serbia).
Bradic was head coach Adam Sayers’ final addition to the 2018 roster, officially announcing her arrival to campus on August 21.
The No. 9 ranked Tennessee Volunteers bring an impressive 5-0-1 record to Johnson City, moving up seven spots from last year’s No. 16 RPI finish. All five wins came at home with the lone tie at Wake Forest.
Tennessee’s 9th place ranking marks its highest spot in the United Soccer Coaches Poll since Oct. 30, 2007.
The Bucs and Vols have one common opponent so far this year — George Mason. The Vols took a 4-0 victory at home, while ETSU was edged 1-0 by the Patriots in its season opener.
All five wins for Tennessee this season have come via shutout, as senior Shae Yanez stands in goal for the Vols. The goalkeeper has 12 saves with just one goal conceited this season, holding a save percentage of 0.923 and a goals against average of 0.16.
Ten Vols have scored at least one goal this season, including three by freshman Amy Thompson. In Tennessee’s last match with UT Martin, senior Danielle Marcano scored a pair of goals en route to a 2-0 win.
Tennessee leads the all-time series 6-0 since ETSU’s program began in 1997.
The most recent contest between the two sides took place last year in Knoxville. Then-junior Pauline Vienne (Lausanne, Switzerland) buried the first goal of the game to put ETSU ahead 1-0 in the 16th minute, but Tennessee would go on to win 6-1.
In 2016, ETSU put together a late rally and nearly pulled an upset in Knoxville before falling, 3-2. As a sophomore, Eleonora Goldoni recorded the brace for her first career multi-score game in a late rally that fell one goal short.
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