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|September 01, 2019||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|GWU||3:32||NEWTON, Jada (TURLINGTON, Maddie , RYDELL, Vilma)|
|ETSU||12:04||Pisani,Elena (King,Kendall )|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||GWU|
|Shots (on Goal)||13 (4)||24 (13)|
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (August 31, 2019) – ETSU women’s soccer go on the road to Gardner-Webb in their first away game of the season. The Bucs and Runnin’ Bulldogs play Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in nonconference action at Greene-Harbison Stadium.
Last Time Out
The Bucs and Spartans played to a 0-0 contest over the course of 110 minutes. ETSU outshot USC Upstate 9-0 in the first half and maintained control throughout the game, despite both sides having a great chance to take home all the points in the second period of overtime.
Tomorrow’s contest will be streamed on ESPN+.
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Stats: etsubucs.com/livestats
ETSU is 1-1-1 on the year as they finished their three game homestand to start the season and head on their first road trip.
With 19 new players added to the roster for the season, the Bucs will look for leadership from the elder stateswomen of the team. Allie Duggan (Boca Raton, Fla.), Elena Pisani (Milan, Italy), Kourtney Gaylord (Mooresville, N.C.) and Pamela Penaloza (Bogota, Fla.) look to provide the Bucs with the veteran presence among the team. The senior presence has been noticed to open the season, as all four started both games Gaylord has played all 296 minutes of action thus far.
Tess Mrozek (Johnson City, Tenn.) has gotten the initial call to guard the net for the Bucs, playing in all but one half of the young season. Courtney Green (Lake Worth, Fla.) seized her only opportunity of the campaign thus far in her 45 minutes, saving the only shot on target from the King Tornado in the second half.
A familiar face to the scoresheet returns for the Bucs to do the same this year, as Second Team SoCon All-Conference selection Sarah Connolly (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) returns for her junior campaign. The Northern Ireland native has yet to enter the scoresheet for the Bucs, but returns to the team tied for the most goals last season with eight, while recording two assists. Maegan Sours (Erie, Colorado) looks to build upon her four career goals as a Buc, including a solo effort in the 4-0 win over King.
Kendall King (Charlotte, N.C.) and Jocelyn Nehls (New Richmond, Ohio) each tallied assist against King, as the Bucs look for a presence in the attack to provide creativity and spark to the lineup.
The Runnin’ Bulldogs have had their fair share of close calls in 2019, finishing on the wrong side of all three thus far to fall to 0-3. Each game has been a one goal affair, including a 2-1 defeat to SoCon foe Western Carolina as well as a 4-3 defeat in overtime to Georgia Southern.
Gardner-Webb has tallied six goals on the season thus far, with all but one goal going through the foot of senior midfielder Stina Kleppe. The Norwegian native has scored three goals and provided two assists early on. Kleppe is the only Bulldog with more than one goal on the season.
Getting the early nod in the net on the season has been freshman Paula Suarez Is. The Oviedo, Spain native has been called upon in all but 45 minutes of the season for Gardner-Webb.
This will be the first matchup between the sides since 2010, where the Bucs left Boiling Springs with a 0-0 draw after two overtimes. The Runnin’ Bulldogs hold a narrow 2-1-2 advantage over the Bucs as ETSU looks to grab their first win away from home from their Sunday opponents.
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