Sept. 22, 2017

Box Score

The Basics
Score: Samford 1, Western Carolina 0, 2 OT
Records: Western Carolina 3-6-1, 0-1 SoCon, Samford 5-5-1, 1-0 SoCon
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex - Cullowhee, N.C.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer dropped an all-out defensive battle with Samford 1-0, in double overtime, Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex to open Southern Conference play.

The Catamount defense withstood a barrage of shots by the Samford strikers showing grit and fortitude throughout the Bulldogs' onslaught of 28 shots. Western Carolina redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Jacquelyn Gnassi and the Western Carolina defenders turned away Samford time after time until the Bulldogs' leading scorer Jermaine Seoposenwe found the back of the net in the first minute of the second overtime.


Turning Point
Scoreless headed into the second overtime, Samford scored the golden goal 51 seconds into the second overtime to secure the win.

Individual Leaders
- Gnassi recorded the second most saves in a game in school history with 14 against Samford.
- Seoposenwe took nine of Samford's 28 shots in the game.
- Megan McCallister took two of Western Carolina's three shots in the game.

Inside the Box Score
- Samford bombarded Western Carolina's defense, and goalie Gnassi, with 28 shots in the game.
- Gnassi made some beautiful saves in the game including a one-handed tip save to send the ball over the goal, and a shot attempt by Seoposenwe early in the first half that had the dangerous forward slapping her hands on the field in frustration.
- Western Carolina had three shots in the game.

News & Notes
- Gnassi's 14 saves was not only a career-high but also tied former Catamount decorated goalie Caitlin Williams for second most in a game in school history.
- Western Carolina has had eight of its 10 games this season decided by one goal.
- The overtime game with Samford is the fourth OT game for WCU this season and the second double overtime game on the year ... It is also the second straight overtime game at home for the Catamounts ... WCU is 1-3 this season when a game goes to overtime.
- Western Carolina was shutout for the second straight game and third time this season.
- Samford has now recorded four straight shutouts and has won four straight.

Up Next
Western Carolina completes a two-game home-stand hosting Chattanooga at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

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