Bucs fall at Western Carolina, 2-1
Senior Jordan Monty netted her first goal of the season Friday.
Senior Jordan Monty netted her first goal of the season Friday.

Friday, August 28, 2009

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2009) - Despite senior forward Jordan Monty's (Mesquite, Texas) game-tying goal in the second half, the ETSU women's soccer team fell at Western Carolina 2-1 Friday night at the Catamount Sports Complex in Cullowhee, N.C.

 

"It's always a battle with Western (Carolina) and tonight was no different," said head coach Heather Henson. "I give credit to (WCU coach) Tammy for getting her team ready to play and sticking to their gameplan. Our team didn't apply what we did in training this week and ultimately that hurt us tonight when WCU executed its sets."

 

After a slow first half, the Catamounts (2-0-0, 0-0-0 SoCon) got on the board quickly in the second as senior midfielder Nikki Lombardo crossed a pass to fellow classman Rachel Shomper for the first goal of the match just 41 seconds into the period.

 

Not to be outdone, ETSU (0-2-0, 0-0-0 A-Sun) responded minutes later as Monty received a beautiful pass from freshman Morgan Thomas (Maryville, Tenn.) for her season's first goal in the 48th minute.

 

"In the second half our center backs tightened up and played better," said Henson. "Alex (Meehan) played a great ball to Morgan, who was able to find Jordan. Unfortunately we couldn't find any other offense after our goal."

 

After Monty's equalizer, both teams battled late into the final minutes of play. With only minutes remaining, the Western Carolina attack loomed near the ETSU net. WCU sophomore midfielder Kayla Beauduy fired a shot that was saved by Buc keeper Megan Masch (Virginia Beach, Va.), but the rebound went to senior forward Shannon Fowkes . Fowkes' shot then deflected to Lombardo, who fired home the game-winner in the 89th minute.

 

ETSU returns to action for its home opener with a 2:00 p.m., contest Sunday against regional rival Liberty.

 

"We have to put this loss behind us and move forward," said Henson. "Our girls need to refocus and get ready for Sunday's match against a quality opponent in Liberty."

 

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