ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's soccer team hopes to gets its first Big South Conference win tonight when the Bulldogs travel to Presbyterian College at 7 p.m.


Tonight's match will be video-streamed and can be seen under the multimedia tag at


Asheville (1-9-0, 0-3-0) played well in its last match against Winthrop but fell 3-1. The Eagles scored two early goals before the Bulldogs took charge of the match. Stabler Cochrane scored for Asheville.


"We played some of our best soccer of the season in the second half versus Winthrop, and we will look to build on that tonight against Presbyterian," stated Asheville coach Matt Kern. "Our possession has been good, but we need to play a little faster in the final third, and also continue to improve our attacking transition.


"Our collective defending has been missing one or two pieces, and we hope to make some progress on that side of the ball tonight," Kern added.


PC is 2-8 on the season and 1-1 in league play. They knocked off Longwood earlier this year in overtime 2-1 and edged Georgia Southern last week, 3-2.


The Bulldogs have controlled the series and own an 8-1-2 record vs. the Blue Hose. Asheville won last year's meeting 4-2 at Greenwood Field. The Bulldogs won in overtime two years ago in Clinton, 2-1.


Tonight's match starts a two-game road trip for Asheville. Kern's club travels to nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina Saturday night.