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ETSU women’s soccer returns home for non-conference finale
ETSU women’s soccer returns home for non-conference finale
Thursday, September 16, 2021

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.



  • 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.


  • 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.

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