Oct. 29, 2016

Box Score

The Basics
Score: No. 2 seed ETSU 2, No. 7 seed Western Carolina 1
Records: Western Carolina 8-12 SoCon, ETSU 12-5-2
Location: Summers-Taylor Stadium -- Johnson City, Tenn.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - No. 7 seed Western Carolina women's soccer's season came to an end with a 2-1 loss to No. 2 seed ETSU, in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference Championships, Saturday at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Turning Point
With the game tied 1-1, ETSU scored the game-winning goal at 75:32 to secure the win and advance to the semi-finals of the SoCon Championships.


Individual Leaders
- Redshirt junior Kasey Cooke scored the sixth goal of her career, on a penalty kick, against ETSU.
- Senior goalkeeper Carly Tinstman ended her Catamount career, against ETSU, allowing two goals and recording four saves.
- ETSU's Eleonora Goldoni scored the game-winning goal for the Buccaneers and also recorded an assist.

Inside the Box Score
- ETSU broke open a scoreless game at the 20:52 mark when Molly Collinson took a double assist from Irina Brutsch and Goldoni taking a shot from the right side that found the left back corner of the net.
- Western Carolina made it interesting tying the game at 72:46 when ETSU was called for a penalty inside the box. Cooke scored on the penalty kick to knot the game at 1-1.
- The tie didn't hold for long as three minutes later, 75:32, ETSU's Goldoni chipped the ball up to herself and into the goal for her 15th goal of the season.

News & Notes
- With Western Carolina's goal against ETSU, it is the first time a Buccaneer opponent has scored a goal at Summers-Taylor Stadium since Alabama A&M scored a goal in ETSU's 3-1 win on Sept. 16. It snaps a streak of four straight games ETSU has shut out an opponent at home and WCU becomes just the second opponent this season who scored a goal on ETSU at home.
- Cooke scored on a penalty kick for the first time in her career ... She ends the 2016 season with six goals, a career-best in a season and tying her season-high in points with 13 ... She also has 31 points in her career tying for 15th in the WCU record books.
- Western Carolina ends the season with eight wins - the second time in the last three seasons.
- Western Carolina's two penalty kicks this season, for which they were 2-for-2, ties the school record for PK's in a season ... The Catamounts ended the season with five shutouts tied for the 11th most in the WCU record books.
- Cooke and Sayres McKenna end the season tied for most goals on the season with six each ... McKenna paced the team with six assists and also led the team with 18 points. - Tinstman ends her career fourth in the Western Carolina record books for most wins with 26 and fourth in saves with 228.

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