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Bucs move to 2-0 on season with commanding, 5-1 victory at Tennessee Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2014) – Sophomore forward Simona Koren (Graz, Austria) was one of four ETSU players to find the back of the net Sunday afternoon as the Bucs cruised past Tennessee Tech, 5-1.
Koren, who played in just nine games last season due to injury, scored two goals Sunday and has registered three goals in the Bucs' first two contests.
Senior defender Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales) dished out three assists in the Bucs' win, while Cecilia Re (Busnago, Italy), Hannah Short (Bristol, England), and Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England) each scored goals. Short recorded an assist to go along with her score, while Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) also dished out an assist.
The Buccaneers (2-0) carried a 2-0 lead into intermission thanks to first-half goals from Re and Koren.
With a 66th-minute goal, the Golden Eagles (0-1) briefly cut their deficit to 2-1; however, the Bucs responded strongly, scoring three unanswered goals in the match's final 17 minutes to seal the victory.
QUOTES FROM COACH SAYERS
ETSU will begin a four-match homestand Thursday, Aug. 28 as the Bucs host Appalachian State at 7:00 p.m., inside Summers-Taylor Stadium.
Appalachian State returns nine starters from last season's squad that finished 8-7-4, including a 4-2-4 record in SoCon play.
The 2014 campaign marks the Mountaineers' first season in the Sun Belt Conference.
During Head Coach Adam Sayers' tenure at ETSU, the Bucs have compiled an impressive 20-6-2 (.750) record inside Summers-Taylor Stadium.
Thursday's match versus Appalachian St., begins a stretch of four home games in a span of nine days for ETSU. In addition to Appalachian St., the Bucs will host Campbell (Aug. 31), South Carolina St. (Sept. 2), and Alabama A&M (Sept. 5), respectively.
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