Sep 7, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer (3-1) returns home at 2 p.m. Sunday to host Charlotte (3-1) at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
The game against the 49ers is the first of a three-match home stand for the Catamounts after playing the last three on the road. Charlotte is coming off a 2-1 loss at Virginia Tech Friday.
Prior to the 2-1 double overtime loss against Eastern Carolina University on Monday, the Catamounts' 3-0 start to the 2013 season was the best in the program's 15-year history, duplicating the starts in both the 2001 and 2005 seasons. Western Carolina has won two of its three games on the road and opened up the year with a 2-0 home win against Lipscomb.
Of its seven goals to start the season, four have been scored by sophomore Markie-Lynn Studnicky and junior midfielder Sara Robinson who both have two each. Sophomore forward Kelly Pannell tops the team with three assists and also scored the first goal of her Catamount career against East Carolina.
After two shutouts to start the year, Western Carolina gave up its first goal of the season against UNC Wilmington in the 2-1 victory on August 30. ECU scored the most goals on the year against the Catamounts with the pair of goals in the 2-1 Pirate win.
Western Carolina and Charlotte meet for the third time in the two team's history. The 49ers lead the series 2-0 defeating WCU 2-0 in 2007 and 1-0 in 2012. This is the first time Charlotte will play in Cullowhee.
Fans don't forget all the in-game fun that will be happening at the game Sunday. The Western Carolina University Athletics marketing staff will be handing out bingo cards for soccer bingo as well sign-up sheets to guess who scores. Also, don't forget to tweet your song choice before half-time for "Tweet Your Track" to @catamounts.