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Bucs welcome UNCA to hit halfway mark
Bucs welcome UNCA to hit halfway mark
Monday, September 18, 2023

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2023) – Blink and it’s gone.  

The ETSU men’s soccer season hits the halfway mark Tuesday night with a visit from the UNC Asheville Bulldogs. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Summers-Taylor Stadium. 


ETSU (3-3-1) vs. UNCA (4-2-1) 

Tuesday, September 18 | 6 p.m. | Summers-Taylor Stadium | Live Stats  


  • ETSU returns home with a 2-1 win at Presbyterian in tow. Center back Chris McKenna (Glasgow, Scotland) scored in the 80th minute and fullback Yves Tcheuyap (Oakville, Canada) scored 83 seconds later to put the Bucs ahead for good. The win marks the first time ETSU has won consecutive games this season.
  • McKenna's goal makes him the fourth player in the SoCon to score in consecutive games in 2023. He is also the fourth Buccaneer in the last four seasons to score in consecutive games. Tarik Pannholzer (Flensburg, Germany) and Kieran Richards (Hamilton, New Zealand) have done it three times each, and Lucas Lightner (Clarksville, Tenn.) scored in back-to-back games in the 2020-21 season.
  • Tcheuyap's goal was the first point of any kind in his career, coming on his 12th shot attempt 2,117 minutes into his career. 


  • UNCA comes in after a 2-0 win against VMI at home on Saturday. Sergio Báguena scored his second goal of the year in the 72nd minute to turn a 1-0 halftime advantage into a decisive victory for the Bulldogs. UNCA has already doubled its win total from 2022.
  • The Bulldogs have 11 goals from 10 different goal scorers this season, led by Báguena, the only player to score more than once.
  • UNCA's coaching staff features former ETSU goalkeeper Ronnie Hreha, who backstopped the Bucs to their first ever conference championship in 2010. Hreha is tied for the all-time lead in goals against average at ETSU (0.92) and ranks in the top five in wins and shutouts. 


  • This is the fifth meeting between ETSU and UNCA. The Buccaneers have a 3-1 advantage in the series and have won the last three matches.
  • The Bucs won a 3-2 heart-stopper in Asheville on September 2, 2022, when Panholzer scored with 1:15 remaining.
  • Tuesday’s match is the first trip to Summers-Taylor Stadium since 2016 for UNCA. Chase Clack lifted ETSU to a 1-0 win over the Bulldogs on September 18 of that year. 


The Bucs take a seven-day layoff then travel to Charlottesville for a first-ever game against Virginia on Tuesday, Sept. 26.  

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