ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville women's soccer team returns to Greenwood Field on Sunday to start a two-game homestand against teams from the Southern Conference. The Bulldogs host Wofford Sunday at Noon.
Sunday's match will be video-streamed and can be seen under the multimedia tag at uncabulldogs.com.
Asheville (1-5-0) will try to break a two-game losing streak on Sunday. The Bulldogs fell at Furman Thursday night, 6-0 as Paladins scored all of their goals in the first half.
Despite the loss at Furman, third-year coach Michelle Demko saw some positives on Thursday and hope to carry that into Sunday's match with the Terriers.
"We are coming off a game where we had some of our best possession this season, so I look for us to continue to build on that Sunday against Wofford," commented Demko. "This is another opportunity for us to come together and display our talent and abilities for 90 minutes."
Asheville faces another stiff challenge vs. Wofford. The Terriers are 4-1-0 on the season and all four wins have come against Big South Conference team. Wofford has knocked off Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian College, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop this season. All four wins have been by one goal.
Sophomore forward Kaitlyn Eckert leads Asheville in scoring so far this year with three goals, two assists and eight points. Freshman Paige Trent has three goals for six points. Sophomore goalkeeper Heather Muller had played every minute of each match this season and recorded 41 saves.
The Bulldogs will stay at home this week and face Appalachian State next Friday (Sept. 14) at 4 p.m.
- 1. Asheville is looking for its first home win of the year as the Bulldogs are 0-2-0 at Greenwood Field this year.
- 2. The teams played last season at Wofford with the Terriers winning 5-0. Asheville lost despite out-shooting the Terriers, 21-12.
- 3. The Bulldogs have out-shot four of their six opponents this season.