Eagle Women’s Soccer Visits Appalachian State and Western Carolina
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STATESBORO, Ga. – Georgia Southern Women’s Soccer travels this weekend for a pair of games at Appalachian State and Western Carolina. Friday’s game against the Mountaineers starts at 7 p.m. while Sunday’s matinee starts at 2 p.m.
The Eagles enter the weekend as the SoCon’s top-scoring squad in league games. GSU pushed five past Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon to improve to 5-2-3 overall and 1-1 in SoCon play.
The GSU offense is led by Sydnie Van Curen on four goals while Nora El-Shami, Courtney Collins and Stephanie Gratto have three goals each. The Eagle attack has scored 17 times this year while the defense has held opponents to seven total goals and pitched six shutouts.
Goalkeeper Katie Merson has played all 960 minutes of the season between the pipes, making 47 saves with a 0.66 goals against average.
Appalachian State went to overtime twice last weekend, falling 3-2 to UNCG before downing Elon, 2-1, in extra time to improve to 4-5 on the season. Julia Holz, Samantha Childress and Jenna Caudle each have three goals to pace the ASU offense which has scored 15 total goals. The Mountaineer defense has conceded 15 goals between three different goalkeepers.
Western Carolina enters the weekend at 5-4-1, earning a win against UNCG and a 1-1 draw versus Elon to open SoCon play last week. Markie Studnicky is the top attacking threat for the Catamounts, scoring four of WCU’s 14 goals this season. WCU’s goalkeeper, Jennifer Lauer, earned SoCon Player of the Week honors last week by coming off the bench and preserving a 1-1 draw against Elon before blanking UNCG.
After this weekend’s slate of games the Eagles close their three-game road swing against College of Charleston on October 4th before hosting The Citadel on Sunday, October 7th, at 2 p.m.
- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Thursday, 27 September 2012 15:50