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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.

5. Western Carolina and UNCG meet for the 26th time on Friday ... The Spartans hold a 19-3-3 record over WCU ... The two teams last meet in the finals of the 2017 SoCon Championships with the Spartans coming away with a 1-0 victory to secure the SoCon Championship title ... UNCG has won five of the last six meetings with a 2-2 overtime tie in the 2017 regular season ... Western Carolina’s last win over UNCG came in 2012 when the Catamounts shocked the Spartans in Greensboro with a 1-0 win ... Western Carolina is 1-9 at home against UNCG … On Sunday Western Carolina welcomes VMI playing the Keydets for the sixth time with the Catamounts holding a 5-0 record against them … The last three meetings have been in a 1-0 victory for WCU including an overtime win at VMI in 2017 … WCU has outscored the Keydets 5-0 at home in the three meetings in Cullowhee.

 

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