October 19, 20181st2nd1OT 2OT Final
ETSU01001
Mercer01012
Scoring
ETSU65:33Elena Pisani
MER87:28Sarah Adcock (Jasmine Spence )
MER101:53Alina McCue
GoalkeepersMinGASv
ETSULea Ann Cutshall110:0028
MERJordyn Ebert110:0018
Stats at a GlanceETSUMER
Shots (on Goal)13 (9) 25 (10)
Saves88
Offsides10
Corner Kicks46
Fouls718
Yellow Cards11
October 21, 20181st2nd1OT 2OT Final
ETSU01001
The Citadel10012
Scoring
CIT21:41Kessy Bradshaw
ETSU87:30Eleonora Goldoni
CIT104:15Hannah Roth (Kessy Bradshaw )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
ETSULea Ann Cutshall104:1525
CITKelly Brahmbhatt104:1515
Stats at a GlanceETSUCIT
Shots (on Goal)22 (6) 16 (7)
Saves55
Offsides11
Corner Kicks51
Fouls1722
Yellow Cards22
Bucs to close regular season at Mercer and The Citadel
Bucs to close regular season at Mercer and The Citadel
Thursday, October 18, 2018

ETSU women’s soccer continues jockeying for SoCon tournament’s top seed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2018) – ETSU women’s soccer is in a good position as it heads into its final two regular season contests. The Bucs travel to Mercer on Friday, Oct. 19 before closing the regular season at The Citadel Oct. 21.

 

Implications

ETSU (7-9, 5-2) currently sits in third place of the conference standings with 15 points.

The Bucs can finish as high as first place in the Southern Conference depending on results from SoCon leaders Samford (9-5-1, 6-0-1) with 19 points and UNCG (11-3-1, 6-1) at 18 points.

The top four seeds will host a quarterfinal game in the 2018 Southern Conference Championship tournament, while the five and six seeds received guaranteed road games following a first-round bye. The bottom four seeds will compete for the final two quarterfinal slots, with the seven and eight seeds hosting first round matches.

 

Media Central

Live Stats will be available for the Mercer contest, but there will be no stream. The regular season finale at The Citadel will be streamed live on ESPN3. Live stats are also available.

Video vs. The Citadel: https://es.pn/2Cp9hMY

Live Stats vs. Mercer: https://bit.ly/2pZaiDW

Live Stats vs. The Citadel: https://bit.ly/2d5XTrp

Game Notes: https://bit.ly/2RYKFzV

 

Last Time Out

ETSU earned a signature win in its regular season home finale, defeating previously-undefeated SoCon opponent UNCG, 2-1. Senior Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) scored both goals for ETSU en route to being named SoCon Player of the Week, tying the all-time career goals record at ETSU with her 35th score.

Prior to UNCG, ETSU defeated VMI on senior night, 3-1. The win marked No. 80 in the career of eighth year head coach Adam Sayers, who is now ETSU’s all-time winningest women’s soccer coach at 81-63-6.

 

Record Watch

Senior forward Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy),  is currently tied for first on the all-time list in goals scored for ETSU with 35, needing one to surpass Erin Ashton (2002-06) for sole possession of the record. Goldoni is also second in career shots (180) and all-time points (79) while sitting in third in shots on goal (92) and game-winning goals (8).

Senior goalkeeper Lea Ann Cutshall (Johnson City, Tenn.) a Johnson City native and Science Hill High School alum, is three shutouts away from breaking the all-time school record for career shutouts. Also, her 205 career saves rank second on the all-time ETSU list — needing 14 more to break Jasmine Elliott’s record. Cutshall is also second in all-time wins with 19.

Senior defender Isabel Hodgson (Adelaide, Australia) has been a consistent piece in the puzzle the last four seasons, appearing in all but one game throughout her career. She has 74 career appearances, moving into second on the all-time record list for career appearances.

 

About Mercer

The Bears bring an 8-5-4 record into the weekend with a 3-2-2 mark in SoCon play. Mercer has a lot to fight for this weekend, as the team currently sits in sixth place of the standings with 11 points. The team could move as high as third place, beginning with a win over the Bucs Friday.

An offensive-driven team, Mercer leads the Southern Conference in shots (324), points (110), goals (40) and corners (109). Sophomore forward Abigial Zoeller is a key reason for those numbers, leading the conference in total shots (71), points (28), assists (8) while ranking third in goals (10).

Much like ETSU, the Bears also have an all-time winningest coach at the helm in Tony Economopoulos. The seventh-year coach has 74 wins for his career at Mercer.

Series History: Mercer

The Bears lead the all-time series against ETSU with a 9-4-2 advantage, despite ETSU winning the last two contests.

ETSU’s last win in the series came in its only overtime game last year. Current sophomore Sarah Connolly scored a PK in the 98th minute for the winning goal in 2017.

The two sides split in 2016, with Mercer taking a 3-2 win in the last matchup in Macon. ETSU returned the favor in the SoCon tournament, advancing to its first-ever SoCon Championship with a 3-1 win.

 

About The Citadel

The Bulldogs are 7-8 overall and are ninth out of 10 in the conference standings with a 1-6 record (3 points). The lone conference win came against VMI, 4-3.

The Citadel’s implications this weekend include an opportunity to host a first-round game in the SoCon tournament depending on a winless weekend by Wofford (6 points). An advantage for The Citadel, the team holds a 5-2 record at the friendly confines of WLI Field.

Logan Dix leads the charge with seven goals and three assists for 17 points, ranking in the top five in each statistic SoCon-wise. As a unit, The Citadel ranks second in corner kicks (94) and are third in points (84), goals (29) and are tied for third in assists (26).

Series History: The Citadel

Against The Citadel, ETSU leads the all-time series with an undefeated 8-0-1 mark.

Since returning to the SoCon in 2014, ETSU has outscored the Bulldogs 21-6 for four straight wins. The lone tie in the series came back in 2004 in Charleston, S.C.

ETSU won the last contest in Johnson City, 4-2, powered by a hat trick by Eleonora Goldoni. The last time the two sides faced in Charleston was in 2016, as the Bucs earned a 4-1 win to open its conference portion of the season, sparking a run to the conference championship game.

 

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