(October 23, 2008) - Battling rain and windy conditions, the ETSU women's soccer team picked up a big 1-0, victory over Atlantic Sun Conference rival Stetson, Friday at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
"It seems like every time we play Stetson it comes down to a one-goal match," said head coach Heather Henson. "I respect (Stetson head coach) Julie (Orlowki) a lot and her team always plays hard."
With the win the Bucs improve to 6-8-1 overall and 4-4-1 in conference play, while the Hatters fall to 6-8-2 and 4-4-0 in league action. ETSU now has 13 total conference points, which jumps the Bucs to fourth place. Each conference team, with the exception of Mercer,
The Bucs jumped out front early as sophomore forward Terri Miller (
"We did a great job switching the point of attack," said Henson. "I thought our outlet passing and spacing where great, which in return created a chance for
Two minutes later it looked like Monty was going to find the back of the net again, however Stetson defender Alexis Hermosa was able to knock the ball out of play.
The Hatters best two scoring opportunities came late in the second half. Forward Tessa Gavilsky fired a shot from 10-yards out, which was saved by diving ETSU freshman keeper Megan Masch (
"This afternoon we put a full 90 minutes together," said Henson. "Stetson is a team that isn't going to give up, so after we scored that first goal our team knew we were in for a battle. Our defense, along with Megan (Masch), did a very good job against Stetson's frontrunners. Their forwards are a very explosive group, but I thought our back four defenders did an excellent job playing the way we needed to for the win."
ETSU returns to action as they host league foe
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