ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville men’s soccer team play its final non-conference game of the regular season at home Wednesday afternoon when the Bulldogs host Northern Kentucky at Greenwood Field starting at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Wednesday’s match can be seen on the Big South Digital Network for free under the multimedia tag at uncabulldogs.com.
The Bulldogs (4-11-0) face a stern test against the Norse. Northern Kentucky (7-3-6, 4-1-1) is in first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference. This will be the first meeting between the schools.
Asheville is coming off a frustrating 1-0 loss at VMI on Saturday. The Bulldogs out-shot the Keydets 13-9 and controlled play for most of the match but simply could not get the ball into the back of the net.
“We are looking forward to being back at Greenwood Field and playing Northern Kentucky. They are having a good year and are at the top of the table in the Atlantic Sun,” stated Bulldog coach Matt Kern. “We played very well last Saturday at VMI but had difficulty with our final ball and finishing.”
Bobby Castro continues to lead the Bulldogs in scoring with three goals and seven points. Emil Gonsalvez is next with three goals and six points. All three of Gonsalvez’s goals have been game-winners.
The match with the Norse is Asheville’s third game against an Atlantic Sun Conference opponent this season. The Bulldogs downed USC Upstate 2-1 back on Sept. 10 and fell at North Florida, 4-1 on Sept. 14.
The Bulldogs final home match of the season will be Saturday against Big South-leader and fifth-ranked Coastal Carolina starting at 1 p.m. Saturday’s match will be Senior Day as the school honors its five seniors playing their final home contest.