ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville women's soccer team closes out the regular season tonight when the Bulldogs travel to Presbyterian College in a Big South Conference battle that starts at 7 p.m.
Tuesday's match will be video-streamed and can be seen under the multimedia tag at uncabulldogs.com.
Asheville (4-14-0, 2-8-0 BSC) hopes to play spoiler tonight as the Blue Hose hope to get a win tonight to earn a spot in the upcoming Big South Conference Tournament. PC is 3-14-0 on the year and 3-7-0 in league play. They need a win over the Bulldogs and a little help to get into the tournament that starts later this week.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 3-1 loss at home to Winthrop. The Lady Eagles scored twice late in the first half to take a 2-0 lead . Asheville dominated the second half. The home team picked up a goal from Amanda Dailor late in the match to cut the Winthrop lead to 2-1, before the Eagles scored late to seal the victory. Asheville out-shot the Eagles 12-4 in the second half.
The Bulldogs won last year's meeting at Greenwood Field 3-0 but lost at PC two years ago, 3-0.
Asheville has plenty of incentive for tonight's match as the Bulldogs would like to match last year's overall win total of five. In addition, a victory would give the Blue & White two road wins, the most in four seasons. Sophomore forward Kaitlyn Eckert has registered a point in eight straight matches. She needs a point tonight tie the school record of nine straight games with a point held by the great Hilary McKay in 2005.
Eckert leads the Bulldogs in scoring with nine goals, six assists for 24 points. She's second in the Big South in points, just one behind Krystna Freda of Winthrop. Sophomore goalkeeper Heather Muller is second in the Big South and seventh nationally in saves with 123.