Oct. 23, 2016

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The Basics
Score: Western Carolina 4, Wofford 0
Records: Western Carolina 7-11, 4-5 SoCon, Wofford 2-15-1, 0-8-1 SoCon
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex -- Cullowhee, N.C.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Western Carolina women's soccer sent off its senior in style with a 4-0 shut-out of Wofford Sunday, in the Catamounts' final regular season game of the season, at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

With the win, Western Carolina earns the No. 7 seed heading into the Southern Conference Championships. The Catamounts will host these same Terriers, who is the No. 10 seed, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a first round championship game.

Turning Point
Western Carolina scored three first half goals to set the tone for the game, including a goal in the second half, as four different Catamounts scored to secure the win.


Individual Leaders
-Sophomore Eynde Frazier had four points in the game against Wofford with a goal and two assists.
- Sayres McKenna, Kasey Cooke and Emily Threatt also scored goals in Western Carolina's win over Wofford.
- Threatt also had an assist to go along with her goal.
- Senior Haven Leland had six shots in the game, narrowly missing scoring a goal.
- Senior goal keeper Carly Tinstman earned the shutout and had five saves in the contes.

Inside the Box Score
- Frazier got the scoring started for Western Carolina, at 12:45 on the clock, taking a pass from Taylor Webb and booming a kick from about 15 yards out finding the back of the net just under the cross bar.
- Ten minutes later, at 22:36, Cooke's goal was a header off a throw in from Sheridan Caudle that had a hint of a corner kick. Caudle's throw in was perfectly placed just in front of the goal and on the mark for Cooke to head into the goal.
- McKenna scored the third goal of the first half, at 28:39, getting a double pass from Threatt and Frazier and dribbling in front of the box and shooting into the right side of the goal.
- Threatt ended the Catamount scoring at the 58:33 mark, in the second half, when Frazier notched her third assist of the game passing it to Threatt in a through ball inside the box.

News & Notes
- McKenna's goal was her second in as many games as she scored Western Carolina's lone goal in the 3-1 loss to Furman on Friday.
- McKenna also pushes her seasonal point total to a team-leading 16 points ranking her tied for 13th in the WCU record books for points in a season ... For her career, McKenna has 27 points ranking her 18th in the WCU record books for points in a career ... Other McKenna notes includes her fifth goal of the season against Wofford more than doubling her goal total of two from her freshman campaign.
- Cooke ended her goal scoring drought with a goal against Wofford on Sunday ... It ended six straight games without a goal for Cooke ... She is now tied with McKenna for the most goals on the team ... The goal also ties her career-high for goals in a season ... She now also has 28 points in her career ranking her tied for 16th in the WCU record books for points in a career.
- Tinstman earned her fifth shutout of the season, fourth in Southern Conference play, with the shutout win over Wofford ... She now also has seven wins this season just one win shy of tying her career-high of eight wins she set as a sophomore in 2014.
- Frazier had a career day with career bests of assists (two) and points (four) in a game.

Up Next
Western Carolina will host Wofford in the first round of the Southern Conference Championships at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Catamount Athletic Complex. It is the first time the Catamounts and Terriers have met in a SoCon Championship game since 2002 when the Terriers got the edge over WCU 1-0.

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