Bucs host Tennessee Tech Friday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2021) – For the first time in 23 days, the ETSU women’s soccer team returns to the friendly confines of Summers-Taylor Stadium when the Buccaneers host Tennessee Tech in their final non-conference game on Friday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE BUCS
- At 3-1-1, ETSU is off to its best start since 2015 when the Blue and Gold opened the season with a 4-1 record.
- ETSU is unbeaten in its last two games as the Bucs defeated MTSU 2-1 last Friday, while playing ASUN favorite Lipscomb to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
- Sophomore forward Kyra Ranvek (Knoxville, Tenn.) captured Southern Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday … Ranvek scored both goals in the Bucs’ win at MTSU, marking her first collegiate goals.
- Through their first five games, ETSU has only allowed three goals, tying for the fewest among the 10 SoCon teams.
- Friday marks the Bucs’ second home game of the year as ETSU opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Presbyterian on Aug. 26 … The last time the Blue and Gold won back-to-back home games was in 2018 when ETSU closed the season with six straight home wins.
- Friday also marks Senior Day as ETSU will honor three seniors – Sarah Hill (Somerset, England), Pamela Penaloza (Bogota, Colombia) and Raffaella Giuliano (Caserta, Italy) … The three have combined to play in 190 collegiate games over their careers with 143 starts, compiling 24 goals and 12 assists … The Buccaneer trio have played in 114 games in the Blue and Gold as Hill transferred in from Concord University and Penaloza is graduate transfer from Austin Peay.
ABOUT TENNESSEE TECH
- Tennessee Tech, who hasn’t played since Aug. 29 due to COVID concerns, has dropped three of its first four games to start the season.
- The Golden Eagles’ last match was played on Aug. 29 when TTU fell 1-0 in overtime against Chattanooga.
- TTU has been outscored 8-1 on the season, with its lone goal coming from freshman forward Yao Giada Zhou in the 1-0 win over Liberty on Aug. 22.
- The Golden Eagles were picked to finish tied for fifth in the Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Poll, while senior goalkeeper Isabelle Austin was named a Preseason Player to Watch after being tabbed 2020-21 OVC Goalkeeper of the Year.
- Friday marks the 17th all-time meeting in the series with TTU holding a slight 7-5-4 advantage.
- The Golden Eagles have won the last two meetings, including a 2-1 win in the previous match played on Aug. 24, 2018 in Cookeville … The Bucs dropped a 1-0 decision in the last game played in Johnson City (Aug. 20, 2017).
- ETSU is searching for its first win since claiming a 1-0 victory back on Aug. 28, 2015.
The Bucs continue their three-game homestand when ETSU opens Southern Conference play next Friday against The Citadel. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
For more information on ETSU women’s soccer, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s soccer tab.