CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s soccer travels to Jacksonville, Fla. to take on North Florida at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hodges Stadium.   


  • Freshman goalkeeper Melody Mezzina is the reigning Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week. She became the first Catamount freshman goalie to win a weekly conference award since 2007. 
  • Junior midfielder Regan Ward was named the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week this past week. In the pair of home, game wins last weekend she scored all three goals and notched game-winning goals. 
  • Western Carolina’s 6-2 start to the 2019 season continues to be the best start for the program since 2005 when that team opened the season 7-1. 
  • WCU has won five of its last six matches. 
  • Ten different Catamounts have scored at least one goal this season. 
  • Mezzina has allowed one goal in the last 360 minutes. 
  • The Catamounts are 2-1 on the road this season.
  • Western Carolina and North Florida have met just one time before Sunday’s meeting. In that matchup in Cullowhee in 2011 the Catamounts defeated the Osprey 3-1.
  • The match against North Florida is the Catamounts’ final non-conference match of the season. 



  • North Florida dropped a home match to Illinois State 5-0 Friday – the most goals the Osprey have given up all season and the first time North Florida has been shut out this season.
  • With the loss to Illinois State, North Florida is on a three-game losing streak
  • North Florida is 0-2 at home this season.
  • The Osprey’s Thais Reiss leads the team with seven goals on the season – almost half of the goals scored by North Florida who as a team have scored 15 on the season. 


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