JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 18, 2016) – The ETSU women’s soccer team begins their 2016 campaign on Friday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. when they host USC Upstate inside Summers-Taylor Stadium. It will be the first of two straight home games to start the season for the Buccaneers as they host Radford on Aug.23.
Let the 2016 season begin
After two exhibition contests, ETSU women’s soccer begins it’s 2016 season with two straight home contests against USC Upstate and Radford. It’s the first time that the Bucs have opened up the season with two straight home games since the 1998-99 campaign.
Collinson, McKerlie receive Preseason All-SoCon honors
Senior midfielder Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England) and sophomore defender Emily McKerlie (Dumfries, Scotland) earned Preseason All-SoCon honors while the team was picked to finish fifth in the SoCon Preseason coaches’ poll.
Scouting the Bucs
The Bucs return 19 players including 10 starters from last year’s squad that compiled an overall record of 9-9-1. Last season, ETSU ranked top ten in the nation with 18.79 shots per game.
Since 2010, the Bucs have squared off against USC Upstate and Radford a total of ten times, with the Bucs holding a perfect record over each team. ETSU last year played USC Upstate and Radford to begin the season on the road.
Scouting the Spartans
USC Upstate compiled an overall record of 3-13-2 last season finishing seventh in the Atlantic-Sun conference. The Spartans were picked to finish seventh in the A-Sun preseason coaches’ poll.
Scouting the Highlanders
The Highlanders finished last season with a record of 6-11-1 and a 1-8-1 record in the Big South. Radford was picked to finish fifth in the Big South preseason coaches’ poll and junior Jordan Lundin finished third in the preseason Defensive Player of the Year voting.
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