JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2022) – On Friday night the ETSU women’s soccer team opened conference play with a 2-1 loss against Furman. Hosting back-to-back games in Summers-Taylor Stadium, the Bucs move to 2-4-2 on the season and 0-1 in conference play.
- 15’ – Shania Diaz scored a freekick to open the scoring for Furman.
- 36’ – Sydney Somogyi (Germantown, Tenn.) scored her first collegiate goal to knot the game at one.
- 78’ – Valentina Mosquera put the Paladins ahead, assisted by Nieva Gaither.
- Furman recorded three of their seven first-half shots in the opening 15 minutes, with one of them finding the back of the net from a free kick by Shania Diaz.
- Returning to action, goalkeeper Shu Ohba (Fijusawa, Japan) saved three different shots in the first half.
- In the 36th minute after a ball bounced in the 18-yard box, Somogyi cleaned up the loose ball to record her first collegiate goal.
- To start the second period the Bucs pushed the pace of the game, recording three shots that were on target. The first came from sophomore forward Nele Bauer (Bammental, Germany) in the 52nd minute, which was saved by the Furman goalkeeper Nora Sampson.
- Five minutes later in the 57th minute, Emma Arnold (Bristol, Tenn.) forced another save by Sampson.
- After three consecutive shots by Furman that were off target, Valentina Mosquera sealed the game with a 78thminute goal.
- The Bucs last opportunity came in the 85th minute after Grace Eatz (Roswell, Ga.) had a shot that went off target.
- The Bucs were outshot 13-8 in total, and 7-4 with shots on target.
- Somogyi recorded her first collegiate goal and was one of three Bucs to play all 90 minutes.
- Coming off the bench, Kinsten Evans (Nolensville, Tenn.) logged 67 minutes for the Bucs to lead all reserves.
- Furman improves to 1-0 in conference play and 6-4 overall.
The Bucs host Wofford at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.