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ETSU improves record to program-best 8-1, hosts in-state foe Tennessee Sunday night
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2014) - Junior Hannah Short (Bristol, England), the nation's leading goal scorer, recorded a hat trick and dished out an assist in ETSU's commanding, 5-0 non-conference win over USC Upstate Friday night.
At 8-1 on the season, the Buccaneers are off to the best start in program history.
Short, who leads the nation with 15 goals, has now scored in the Bucs' (8-1) last 10 contests dating back to last season, placing her tied for 7th all-time in the NCAA D-1 Women's Soccer Record Book for most consecutive matches with at least one goal. Only 11 other players have ever accomplished that feat.
Four other players share the category's seventh spot alongside Short, including two-time Olympic gold medalist, Abby Wambach, who was a three-time NCAA All-American at Florida.
Junior midfielder Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria), playing in her first match for ETSU since Sept. 4, made her presence felt in the victory, dishing out two assists in the victory.
Zadrazil arrived back in the U.S., last night after she and teammate Simona Koren (Graz, Austria) helped the Austria National Team to a pair of victories in the UEFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers. Zadrazil ranks second in the nation for assists per game (1.33), behind teammate Jasmin Dutton's (Kinmel Bay, Wales) mark of 1.38 assists per game.
Four other players found the scoring column for ETSU, as Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England) recorded a goal and an assist. Senior forward Kristi Davis (Edmond, Okla.) scored her third goal of the season in the 87th minute.
Meanwhile, senior Emilee Engelhaupt (Charlotte, N.C.) and freshman Paolo Roversi (Rieti, Italy) each dished out one assist in the win.
ETSU will look to continue its program-best start to the season when it hosts the Tennessee Lady Vols Sunday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Head Coach Adam Sayers:
ETSU players Hannah Short and Cecilia Re, respectively:
PHOTOS: Click here to view a photo gallery of the match.
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