The Basics

Score: Western Carolina 1, The Citadel 0

Records: Western Carolina 9-6, 3-3 SoCon; The Citadel 5-7-2, 1-5

Location: Catamount Athletic Complex, Cullowhee, N.C.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Senior Emily Threatt kicked off “Senior Weekend” on the right foot scoring the game-winning goal in Western Carolina women’s soccer’s 1-0 shutout of The Citadel Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex. 

Turning Point:

Western Carolina broke open a scoreless match scoring at the 66th minute of the contest. 


Individual Leaders

  • Threatt scored the game-winning goal and had five shots in the match. 
  • Fellow senior Emily Zipay had the assist on Threatt’s goal. 
  • Rookie goalie Melody Mezzina earned the shutout improving to 7-5 on the season. She had one save in the match. 


Inside the Box Score

  • Western Carolina had a beauty of a chance to score early in the match. At the 24th minute, Threatt sent a pass to Julia Winter who looked to have scored with a shot inside the box. Before fans could fete the goal, the Catamounts were called offsides and the goal was waved off.
  • After the Catamounts goal was erased, the Catamounts sent a barrage of shots The Citadel’s way with five shots in the final 20 minutes of the first half. 
  • Threatt had three scoring chances to open the second half and connected on the fourth one. She took a pass from Zipay around the thirty-yard line and dribbled it down near the goal. She shot past the Bulldog goalie who has slipped and just sent the ball into the right side of the post at the 66th minute. 
  • The Citadel did not record a shot in the first half. The Bulldogs ended the contest with two shots with the first coming at the 57th minute, the only shot that was on goal for the Bulldogs as Mezzina picked up the save.
  • The Catamounts had a total of 16 shots in the match with nine of those coming in the first half. 
  • Citadel goalkeeper Brie Sikes had five saves in the match. 


News & Notes

  • Threatt’s three goals on the season are the second-most on the team for the year.
  • Western Carolina’s shutout of The Citadel is the Catamounts fifth of the season. 
  • Mezzina’s five shutouts in goal move her into a tie for fifth place in the WCU record books for most shutouts in a season.
  • Mezzina is also climbing up in the program’s record books for wins. Her seven wins on the year tie her for 10th in the Catamount record books.
  • Western Carolina’s home conference win against The Citadel is the first home conference victory of the season. 
  • The Catamounts improve to 5-3 at home on the year.  
  • Western Carolina’s nine wins on the season are the most since the 2017 club also had nine wins. The 2017 team was runner-up in the SoCon Tournament that year. 


Up Next

Western Carolina closes out the regular season hosting Mercer at 6 p.m. Sunday. Before the match, the Catamounts will honor seniors Ashton Cannon, Jordan Dawsey, Kate Swartwout, Emily Threatt, Mackenzie Wright, Julia Winter, and Emily Zipay


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