ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville women’s soccer team will hit the road to take on regional rival Wofford out of the Southern Conference on Sunday afternoon, as the Bulldogs will look to stay undefeated on the season with a victory over the Terriers. Game time is set for 2 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.
The games mark the beginning of three-game road tilt for the Blue & White, and head coach Michelle Demko knows that her squad has a tough test in Wofford.
“They’re going to be a good test, a good game for us to see where we’re at as a team,” said Demko. “They’re an organized and physical team. They look to play direct and get behind your back line so we’re going to have to be tactically aware at all times.”
The Bulldogs are 2-0 on the year, with victories over Eastern Kentucky and USC Upstate. The two wins mark the best start to the since for Asheville since the 2005 season, when the Bulldogs went 4-0-1 to begin the year.
Junior midfielder Amanda Dailor leads the Bulldogs in points with one goal and one assist on the year. As a team the Blue & White have four goals in two games, with Dailor, Kaitlyn Eckert, Amanda Knapp and Paige Trent each recording one.
Wofford is 0-2-1 on the young season, and have been held scoreless against tough competition. The Terriers opened the season with an 1-0 setback to Winthrop before tying USC Upstate 0-0, followed by a 2-0 setback to Coastal Carolina this past Thursday.
Kara Boggs and Kimberly Cohn have split time at goalkeeper for the Terriers, with each recording seven saves this year.
After Sunday, the Bulldogs will take on Appalachian State on Sept. 5 before taking on Chattanooga on Sept. 8.