ETSU wins back-to-back SoCon games
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2022) – Behind goals from Grace Eatz (Roswell, Ga.), Emma Arnold (Bristol, Tenn.) and Taylor Limprevil (Spring Hill, Tenn.), along with a clean sheet by Ashton Blair (Knoxville, Tenn.), the ETSU women’s soccer team blanked VMI, 3-0, on Friday at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
Winning consecutive Southern Conference games, the Bucs improved to 4-5-3 overall and 2-2-1 in conference play.
- 51' - Grace Eatz got the scoring started as she netted her second goal of the season on an assist by Lindsey Cook (Greenville, Tenn.)
- 65’ – Emma Arnold (Bristol, Tenn.) scored her third goal of the season.
- 70’ – Taylor Limprevil (Spring Hill, Tenn.) scored her second career goal, assisted by Kyra Ranvek (Knoxville, Tenn.)
- In a scoreless first half, the Bucs only allowed only one shot, which was saved by ETSU goalkeeper Ashton Blair, who registered her third career shutout
- ETSU applied pressure in the opening minutes as Eatz forced a save by the VMI goalkeeper, Jillian Hall.
- In total, the Bucs recorded three shots on target from five shots.
- In the second half, Eatz found the back of the net from through ball played by Cook to give the Bucs the 1-0 lead.
- After two shots on target, Arnold scored a ball that bounced in the box after a corner kick.
- Using the corners to their advantage, the Bucs scored their final goal off a corner sent in by Ranvek that found the head of Limprevil to give the Bucs the 3-0 lead.
- After the sixth minute of the contest, the Bucs’ solid defense didn’t allow a single shot for the remainder of the game.
- The Bucs outshot VMI, 12-1.
- ETSU recorded its third consecutive clean sheet.
- The Bucs exploded for three goals, which tied a season high … ETSU combined for three goals in its last five games coming into Friday’s match
- Twenty-two different Bucs logged minutes with defender Madi Hook (Fareham, England) leading the way with 75 minutes played.
- With the loss, VMI moves to 1-11-2 overall and 0-4 in the SoCon.
The Bucs will host UNC-Greensboro on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. for their final regular season game at Summers-Taylor Stadium.