September 24, 20211st2ndFinal
The Citadel202
CIT24:02Jordyn Geller (Suzuka Yosue )
CIT28:58Suzuka Yosue (Leanne Bryant )
CITNewton, Jess90:0005
ETSUOhba, Shu90:0023
Stats at a GlanceCITETSU
Shots (on Goal)12 (6) 10 (5)
Corner Kicks51
Yellow Cards01
September 26, 20211st2nd1OT 2OT Final
MEREbert, Jordyn110:0004
ETSUOhba, Shu110:0009
Stats at a GlanceMERETSU
Shots (on Goal)17 (9) 9 (4)
Corner Kicks51
Yellow Cards24
Red Cards01
ETSU women’s soccer gears up for SoCon opener this weekend
ETSU women’s soccer gears up for SoCon opener this weekend
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Bucs to face The Citadel Friday night; Mercer on Sunday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2021) – The ETSU women’s soccer team carries a three-game unbeaten streak into Southern Conference play, as the Buccaneers gear up for their conference opener this weekend at home. The Blue and Gold host The Citadel on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Mercer Sunday at 6 p.m. from Summers-Taylor Stadium.


ETSU vs. The Citadel

Friday, Sept. 24 | 7 p.m. | Summers-Taylor Stadium

Live Stats

ETSU vs. Mercer

Sunday, Sept. 26 | 6 p.m. | Summers-Taylor Stadium

Video (ESPN+) | Live Stats


  • The Bucs enter SoCon play after going 3-1-2 in non-conference action … ETSU has played back-to-back draws – 0-0 vs. Tennessee Tech last Friday and 1-1 at Lipscomb on Sept. 12 – while defeating MTSU 2-1 on Sept. 10.
  • ETSU’s three-match unbeaten streak is its longest since winning four straight from Sept. 23-Oct.  1, 2018 where the Bucs outscored their opponents, 15-2, during that run.
  • The Blue and Gold have played back-to-back double-overtime games for the first time Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019 when ETSU played USC Upstate to a scoreless draw followed by a 1-1 result at Gardner-Webb.
  • ETSU is 5-2-0 in its SoCon openers since rejoining the league in 2014. 
  • Shu Ohba (Fujisawa, Japan), the reigning SoCon Defensive Player of the Week, ranks third in the SoCon in save percentage (.900) and is fourth in goals against average (0.46).
  • As a team, ETSU ranks 22nd nationally in fewest goals allowed per game (.456). 


  • The Citadel enters conference play at 6-2, matching its best start in school history … The 2018 Bulldogs also started 6-2.
  • The Bulldogs are coming off a 13-day break following their 8-0 win at Johnson (Tenn.) back on Sept. 11 … Junior Suzuka Yosue became the school’s all-time assist leader following her 3-assist performance in that win.
  • The Citadel leads the SoCon in goals (28), points (74) shots (176) and assists (18), while being tied with ETSU for fewest goals allowed (3) and tied with Western Carolina in shutouts (5) … The Bulldogs’ 28 goals are tied for the seventh-most among NCAA Division I programs, while ranking eighth in shots per game (22.0).
  • ETSU leads the all-time series, 9-2-1, while going 5-1 in games played in Johnson City.


  • The Bears are 3-3-1 through seven games this season. 
  • Mercer is coming off a 2-1 win over Jackson State last Sunday, while they also defeated Mississippi Valley State 10-0 back on Sept. 3. 
  • The Bears are 1-2-1 on the road this season with their lone win being a 1-0 shutout at Georgia State on Aug. 19. 
  • Mercer ranks second in the league in goals (15), points (44) and assists (14). 
  • ETSU has won three of the last five in the series; however, Mercer holds an 11-5-2 all-time lead … All five of the Bucs’ wins have come in Johnson City.


ETSU hits the road next weekend as the Bucs take on Wofford (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Furman (Sunday, 3 p.m.).

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