CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s soccer hosts its final two Southern Conference home games of the season this weekend welcoming UNCG at 7 p.m. Friday and VMI at 1 p.m. Sunday. The game with the Keydets on Sunday will also be the Catamounts’ Senior Day honoring seven seniors: Shannon Burns, Alexa Frankeny, Eynde Frazier, Jacquelyn Gnassi, Megan McCallister, Sayres McKenna, and Kayla Thomas.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW:
1. After opening Southern Conference play 2-0, Western Carolina has suffered through three-straight conference losses, one at home and two on the road. In those three games, Western Carolina is being outscored 6-1.
2. Despite the 1-0 loss to ETSU on Sept. 28, Western Carolina still posts a strong presence in home matches ... WCU is 5-1-2 at home this season ... The Catamounts have also outscored opponents 11-4 in the eight games.
3. Senior goalkeeper Jacquelyn Gnassi had 10 saves in the 3-0 loss to Samford on Oct. 7 ... The 10 saves ties her career high and tied for eighth in the WCU record books for saves in a game.
4. Freshman Reily Nelson leads the Catamounts with three goals and two assists this season also leading the team with eight points. She also has one game-winning goal.