Sept. 30, 2016

Box Score

The Basics
Score: ETSU 3, Western Carolina 2
Records: Western Carolina 5-7, 2-1 SoCon, ETSU 7-4-1, 2-1 SoCon
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex - Cullowhee, N.C.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. --Western Carolina women's soccer dropped a hard-fought battle with ETSU 3-2 Friday in the Catamounts' Southern Conference home opener Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

Turning Point
Tied 2-2, ETSU's Elenora Goldoni scored the game-winning goal for the Buccaneers at the 83rd minute.


Individual Leaders
- Western Carolina sophomore Megan McCallister had a career-high two assists in the game against ETSU.
- Emily Threatt and Sayres McKenna have each scored a goal in the last two games.
- ETSU's Goldoni recorded her third career multi-game goal game with a pair of goals against WCU.

Inside the Box Score
- ETSU broke open the scoreless game when Goldoni scored the first of her two goals in the game from a header just in front of the box, off an assist by Isabel Hodgson, at 34:35.
- Western Carolina tied the game just before halftime when Threatt took a pass from McCallister about 20 yards out and sent it into the goal to knot the game at 1-1.
- The Catamounts took a short-lived 2-1 lead when McKenna scored from a rebound off a save attempt by ETSU's goalkeeper offering an assist by McCallister, her second of the game, as McKenna sent it in for the score.
- ETSU scored two unanswered goals to tie the game and take the lead at the 68th and 83rd minute.
- ETSU had 14 shots in the game while WCU had seven.

News & Notes
- Western Carolina had its three-game winning streak snapped with the loss to ETSU and also halted a three-game streak of shutting out an opponent.
- With McKenna's goal, she now has 10 points which paces the Catamounts. She is just one point shy of tying her season-high, of 11 points, from her freshman campaign in 2015.
- With the loss, Western Carolina moves into a four-way tie for second place with ETSU, Samford and Chattanooga in the Southern Conference race.

Up Next
Western Carolina will have six days off before returning to action on Friday Oct. 7 hosting VMI at 7 p.m. at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

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