ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville men’s soccer team heads to Spartanburg for a non-conference battle with USC Upstate Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m.


Both teams would like to get a victory. Asheville is 1-2-0 on the season after losing at Appalachian State, 5-0 Friday night. The Spartans are 0-2-0 after two losses to Big South teams on the road this year. USC Upstate fell at PC, 4-3 in overtime to begin the year and then fell at Gardner-Webb last Wednesday, 2-0.


Bulldog head coach Matt Kern is anxious to play again after a tough night in Boone on Friday.


“I am thankful that we have a chance to play Tuesday at USC Upstate.  We have learned from the App State game and put it behind us,” stated Kern. “The guys have responded well in training, and I am confident we will have a good collective effort on both sides of the ball in Spartanburg.”


The Bulldogs look to end a frustrating three-game losing streak to the Spartans. Asheville has lost three consecutive matches to USC Upstate, all by one goal. Last year, the Spartans edged the Dogs, 1-0 at Greenwood Field.


The Bulldogs are not through with the teams from the Atlantic Sun after USC Upstate. Asheville travels to North Florida Saturday night and plays Northern Kentucky (Oct. 30) later this year at Greenwood Field.


The Bulldogs are home the weekend of Sept. 20-22 when they host the Asheville Invitational at Greenwood Field. Kern’s club faces Howard on Sept. 20 and Georgia Southern on Sept. 22. Radford will join the tournament and face Georgia Southern on Sept. 20 and Howard on Sept. 22.