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Shenny Lenhart and the Bulldogs host VMI on Thursday
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
Women's Soccer Hosts VMI Thursday Afternoon
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 09/26/2012
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville women's soccer team returns to Greenwood Field on Thursday to being a two-game homestand when the Bulldogs host VMI starting at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

 

Thursday's match will be video-streamed and can be seen for a small fee under the multimedia tag at uncabulldogs.com.

 

Asheville (2-8-0, 0-2-0 BSC) hopes to snap a three-game losing streak on Thursday against the Keydets. The Bulldogs lost on the road last weekend to league foes Longwood (4-0) and Liberty (2-0).

 

Asheville assistant coach Mary Casey is looking forward to this weekend's action.

 

"VMI is a team that plays hard. We expect them to battle and should give us a good challenge tomorrow," stated Casey. "We feel good about the effort we have put in over the last two weeks and look to build on that momentum to get our first result in Big South Conference play."

 

VMI is 1-7-0 on the season and also looking for its first conference win as the Keydets also have a 0-2-0 conference worksheet.

 

"We are very excited about the opportunity in front of us tomorrow and look forward to playing at home again after a tough road trip last week," added Casey.

 

The Bulldogs ended a three-year losing streak to VMI last season when Asheville won, 3-1 in Lexington. The Keydets have won their last two matches at Greenwood Field, winning 1-0 in 2008 and 3-2 in 2010.

 

Asheville is home on Saturday when the Bulldogs host defending BSC champion Radford at Greenwood Field starting at 2:30 p.m.

 

Kaitlyn Eckert continues to lead Asheville in scoring with four goals, three assists for 11 points. Freshman Paige Trent is next with four goals, one assist and nine points. Sophomore goalkeeper Heather Muller has made 63 saves on the year. Her 63 saves is second in the Big South and 17th nationally in that category.

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