Sinoxolo Cesane scores in the final minute to secure a point for ETSU
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 14, 2022) – On Friday night, the ETSU women’s soccer team battled for 1-1 draw at Samford, behind a last-minute goal by Sinoxolo Cesane (Capetown, South Africa). Going unbeaten in the previous four games, the Bucs moved to 5-5-4 overall and 3-2-2 in conference play.
- 4’ – Taylor Yount scored for Samford to give them the 1-0 lead.
- 90’ - Sinoxolo Cesane scored her first goal of the season, assisted by Madi Hook (Fareham, England).
- To open the contest, Samford recorded a corner kick in the fourth minute of the contest. After the ball was played in, Yount poked the ball in the back of the net to open the scoring.
- Defending with intensity, the Bucs faced eight first-half shots, with goalkeeper Shu Ohba (Fujisawa, Japan) saving two of them.
- The Bucs recorded three shots in the opening 45 minutes; however, two were blocked and one was off target.
- In the second half, the Bucs’ defense was tested but they never broke. The Bucs faced 12 second-half shots while blocking four. Ohba saved another four of them as the rest sailed off target.
- Waiting for the perfect moment, ETSU recorded its first shot on target in the 88th minute when Aliya Cooper (Chattanooga, Tenn.) forced a save by the Samford goalkeeper Emma Donley.
- In the 89th minute of the contest, Hook drew a foul to earn a freekick for ETSU.
- Ohba played the ball into the 18-yard box, as a Samford defender tried to head it out. The ball fell to the feet of Hook who played it perfectly to Cesane who one-touched it to the bottom corner.
- The Bucs were outshot 21-6.
- The goal by Cesane marked the Bucs’ first score against Samford since Oct. 4, 2019.
- ETSU secured its first point against the Bulldogs since defeating Samford, 3-1, on Oct. 3, 2014.
- Ohba recorded six saves, placing her ninth all-time in school history with 116.
- The backline duo of Sydney Somogyi (Germantown, Tenn.) and Hook both played all 90 minutes for the Bucs.
- With the tie, Samford moved to 6-3-6 overall and 2-1-3 in conference play.
The Bucs travel to Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon with kickoff set for 1 p.m.