MACON, Ga. (MERCER RELEASE) – After collecting four points in a pair of league games last weekend, the Mercer women's soccer team continues Atlantic Sun Conference play when it hosts Kennesaw State on October 11 at 7 p.m. at Bear Field.
Mercer (7-5-2, 2-1-1 A-Sun) is 2-0-1 in its last three meetings against Kennesaw State (6-6-0, 3-1-0 A-Sun), who enters play on Friday night two points ahead of the Bears for second-place in the A-Sun Conference standings.
Scouting the Opposition
Kennesaw State was on a four-match winning streak before dropping a 2-1 decision at East Tennessee State last time out on Oct. 6. The Owls return eight starters back from last year's squad that went 10-8-1 overall and lost in the first round of the A-Sun Championship. Offense has been a problem area for Kennesaw State as it ranks tied for eighth in the A-Sun with 12 goals scored thus far in 2013. Freshman goalkeeper Olivia Sturdivant leads the KSU defense by ranking tied for second in the A-Sun with four shutouts and fourth with a 1.25 goals against average.
Last Time Out
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Mercer women's soccer team piled up 29 shots and 16 corner kicks, but couldn't find the back of the net in a 0-0 tie at USC Upstate on Sunday afternoon at County University Soccer Stadium.
Mercer's (7-5-2, 2-1-1 A-Sun) 16 corner kicks were the most by any team in the Atlantic Sun Conference in a single-game this season.
The overall shot count in the contest was 29-4 in favor of the Bears, including an 11-0 edge in shots on goal.
Mercer failed to find the back of the net due to the play of USC Upstate goalkeeper Sarah Plantz, who made 11 saves in the match to preserve the scoreless draw.
- Senior Casey Barrett and junior Lauren Gassie each have 13 career assists which is tied with Sharleen Begnaud for the 10th-most assists in Mercer program history.
- Mercer currently leads the A-Sun Conference with 32 goals scored this season. The Bears are chasing the Mercer single-season record of 45 goals set back in 1998.