September 29, 20221st2ndFinal
ETSUOhba, Shu90:00013
MercerBell, Lindsay90:0003
Stats at a GlanceETSUMercer
Shots (on Goal)7 (3) 26 (13)
Corner Kicks23
Red Cards10
Short-handed Bucs battle for a scoreless draw at Mercer
Short-handed Bucs battle for a scoreless draw at Mercer
Thursday, September 29, 2022

ETSU played with 10 Bucs for final 65 minutes  

MACON, Ga. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Forced to play with one Buccaneer down for the final 65 minutes, the ETSU women’s soccer team fought for a scoreless draw at Mercer on Thursday night at Betts Stadium.

The Bucs moved to 2-5-3 overall. Ending a three-game skid, ETSU earned its first point in conference play as the Bucs’ record sits to 0-2-1.


  • In the opening minutes of the game, the Bucs recorded two shots on target. The first came from a Megan Sours (Erie, Colo.) free kick in the second minute of the contest.
  • A couple seconds later Aliya Cooper (Chattanooga, Tenn.) forced another save by the Mercer goalkeeper Lindsay Bell.
  • Cooper had another opportunity in the 12th minute as her shot bounced off the crossbar.
  • Midfielder Sinoxolo Cesane (Capetown, South Africa) was shown a red card in the 25th minute off the contest, forcing the Blue and Gold to play with 10 the remainder of the night.
  • In the first half, Mercer recorded 11 total shots and seven shots on target. ETSU goalkeeper Shu Ohba (Fujisawa, Japan) saved every single shot on target, ending the half with seven saves.
  • Playing with 10 players the entire second half, the Bucs didn’t fear from attacking as they recorded three shots.
  • The only shot on target in the second half was by Grace Eatz (Roswell, Ga.) in the 51st minute 
  • In the final 30 minutes of the contest, Mercer recorded 10 shots which forced six saves by Ohba.


  • Mercer outshot the Bucs 26-7.
  • Shu Ohba stopped a career-high 14 shots, marking the most by a SoCon player this season.
  • ETSU’s 14 saves matched the most by a Buccaneer team since recorded 14 saves against Wofford on Sept. 23, 2018.
  • Defenders Taylor Limprevil (Spring Hill, Tenn.), Sydney Somogyi (Germantown, Tenn.) and Madi Hook (Fareham, England) played all 90 minutes for the Bucs.
  • With the tie, Mercer moved to 5-3-4 overall and 0-1-2 in conference play.


  • The Bucs travel to Charleston, S.C. to take on The Citadel at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon.