Men's Soccer Hosts Radford on Alumni Day on Saturday

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Release: October 08, 2010
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's soccer team is back in action Friday afternoon when the Bulldogs host Radford in a key Big South Conference battle at Greenwood Field starting at 2 p.m. The match will be video-streamed and can be seen for a small fee at www.uncabulldogs.com.

In addition, it's alumni day at Greenwood Field as more than 30 former men's soccer players are returning to watch the match. They'll play an Alumni Game at Greenwood Field at 10 a.m.

Matt Kern's club ended a frustrating six-game winless streak (0-5-1) on Tuesday with a thrilling 2-1 victory at league foe Presbyterian College. The Bulldogs trailed 1-0 but tied the match late on a goal from Colton Paschall. Paschall then scored the game-winner midway through the first overtime period to give Asheville the victory.

"I'm really proud of our guys for finding a way to get it done on Tuesday night," stated Kern. "That makes two straight matches where we've gotten a goal late to get at least a point (the Bulldogs tied Longwood last Saturday, 1-1)."

The Bulldogs face a tough challenge in facing the Highlanders (4-3-2, 2-0-0 BSC). Radford had a five-game unbeaten streak snapped at #2 North Carolina earlier in the week, 5-1. However, the Highlanders led for much of the first half, and the Tar Heels didn't put the game away until late in the match.

"Radford is a very good club with some nice wins this year," explained Kern. "They gave a great North Carolina team fits in their last match. We're going to need to put 90 minutes of good soccer together to have a chance at winning on Saturday."


This is just the third home game of the year for the Bulldogs and they'll play their next two games after today away from home...Asheville does have a three-game homestand later in the month...Connor Holzinger has five assists on the season and is Asheville's leading scorer with seven points...the Bulldogs last three goals in their last two games have come in the final seven minutes of regulation or in overtime...Colton Paschall's two goals on Tuesday were his first of the year.


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