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.
AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CATAMOUNTS:
- 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.
AN INSIDE LOOK AT NORTH FLORIDA:
- 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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