|September 15, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|MASON||18:26||LITTELL, Emily (SERRANO, Niomi , YOUNG, Kelsey)|
|MASON||37:33||HERDEGEN, Nicolette (NHEK, Amanda )|
|MASON||58:40||CALLISON, Rebecca (NEVES, Daniela )|
|ETSU||64:11||Isabel Hodgson (Rachel Harbin )|
|MASON||82:27||HAMILTON, Jenna (BRADSHAW, Emily )|
|MASON||86:31||BRADSHAW, Emily (NHEK, Amanda )|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||MASON|
|Shots (on Goal)||4 (2)||29 (16)|
ETSU Meets Patriots In Last Pre-SoCon Game of Season
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2017) -- ETSU’s women’s soccer has one more non-conference game left to prepare for the always-demanding Southern Conference schedule.
ETSU (2-5-0) visits George Mason (1-6-0) on Friday, in the final tune-up before SoCon play starts next week. The Bucs and Patriots kick off at 7:00 pm at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Va.
NOT AT FULL STRENGTH
ETSU won’t have its entire complement against the Patriots. Starting goalkeeper Lea Ann Cutshall (Johnson City, Tenn.) will likely miss Friday’s match, after having left ETSU’s game against Virginia Tech on September 7 in the 5th minute. Pauline Vienne (Lausanne, Switzerland) – the Bucs’ second-leading scorer -- is away playing for the Swiss national team in their World Cup qualifiers on Friday and September 19.
Those two missed ETSU’s last match, a 3-1 setback at Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday.
Friday will be the first matchup between the Bucs and Patriots in nearly 12 years and only the second time the two sides have met. On September 18, 2005, the Bucs dropped a 3-1 result on the Patriots’ home field.
BUC MILESTONE UPDATE
Junior Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) scored the Bucs’ goal at EKU on Tuesday, her team-best 6th of the season. It was also the 23rd of her career, and her next goal will move her into a tie for 6th with Simona Koren.
Goldoni leads ETSU with 14 points this season. Her 51 career points are 7th all-time, and she’s four away from joining Molly Collinson for 6th all-time, and eight away from Koren in 5th.
Goldoni’s two shots on goal against EKU gave her 56 for her career. That puts her 5th on the Bucs’ all-time list, six shy of Collinson and Hannah Short in 4th.
After Tuesday’s match, Goldoni ranked 8th in the nation in total goals (6), 11th in goals per game (0.86), and 14th in total points (14).
SCOUTING THE PATRIOTS
George Mason, a member of the Atlantic 10, has one win in seven matches this season. But they’ve played four games against Power Five opponents – Tennessee (SEC), Wake Forest (ACC), Maryland (Big Ten) and Rutgers (Big Ten). All four of those games were played in Fairfax and two were decided by one goal.
The Patriots lost to Tennessee, 1-0, on August 20, and 2-1 in overtime to Maryland on September 3. Rutgers dealt George Mason a 2-0 defeat on September 8. (Wake Forest handed the Patriots a 4-0 loss on September 1.)
George Mason brings some momentum into Friday. The Patriots are off their first win of the season, dropping Towson 2-1 in double overtime on September 10. Erin Mitchell scored the game-winning goal with three seconds left in the 2nd overtime, off an assist from Emily Littell, who had scored the Patriots’ first goal.
Littell leads the Patriots with four points (1 G, 2 A). Mitchell and Kayla Hamric are tied for the team lead in shots, with 16 apiece.
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The Bucs return home to Summers-Taylor Stadium to open their SoCon schedule against Chattanooga on Friday, September 22. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
George Mason will host Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 17.
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