JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2022) – Sunday’s ETSU and UNC Asheville women’s soccer game was one minute away from becoming official, but then Mother Nature stepped in.
With the game tied at 1-1 in the 69th minute at ETSU’s Summers-Taylor Stadium, the teams were forced to clear a waterlogged pitch due to lightning. Following several delays, the game was officially cancelled, making it a “no contest.”
The Bucs jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Sarah Connolly (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) – who was one of five seniors honored pregame for Senior Day – sent a strike to the bottom left corner of the net in the 16th minute. ETSU took the lead into halftime, but the Bulldogs found the equalizer in a monsoon as Solveig Schlitter scored in the 52nd minute.
When the game was called, they were at the 69:06 mark of the contest, but for the game to become official,l the teams had to get 70 complete minutes in. Both teams totaled 12 shots – seven in the first half and five in the second – while ETSU made four saves to UNCA’s three.
With the game being ruled a “no contest” stats for this game do not count under the season totals.
Joining Connolly in the Senior Day ceremony were Maegan Sours (Erie, Colo.), Momoko Horiuchi (Paris, Tenn.), Andjela Kricak (Krusevac, Serbia) and Morgan Townshend (Waxhaw, N.C.).
The Bucs return to action on Thursday when ETSU hosts Oklahoma at 6 p.m. inside Summers-Taylor Stadium.
For more information on Buccaneer women’s soccer, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s soccer tab.