With trips to Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky on the horizon, the Stetson women’s soccer team is set to play its first Atlantic Sun Conference weekend away from home this Friday and Sunday.
The Hatters (3-6-1, 1-1-0) opened up A-Sun play this past weekend, hosting North Florida and Jacksonville. After topping the Ospreys 1-0 on a first half goal by senior Kait Jones on Friday, Stetson fell to Jacksonville 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to split the weekend.
Stetson will play at Lipscomb (4-5-2, 1-1-0) on Friday at 8:00 p.m. The Bisons began conference action on the road, losing to Kennesaw State by a score of 2-1 last Friday. Lipscomb picked up its first A-Sun win in defeating Mercer in Macon on Sunday, also 2-1.
On Sunday the Hatters will travel to Northern Kentucky (4-6-1, 0-2-0) to challenge the Norse at 12:00 p.m. NKU dropped both of its contests last weekend, falling to 1-3 and dropping its game at Kennesaw State 2-0. The Norse, currently on a three-match losing streak, will host FGCU on Friday.
Friday’s match at Lipscomb will be available to watch for free on ASun.TV. Fans can keep up with the action of both contests this weekend with Live Stats; available at LipscombSports.com and NKUNorse.com.
• The Hatters have already matched their overall and league win totals from a year ago. Stetson was 3-13-1 and 1-7-1 in 2013.
• Amber Grose leads the Hatters with four assists this season. She is tied for third in the Atlantic Sun Conference in total assists, and is fourth in assists per game.
• Jones is among the league-leaders in game-winning goals with two. She scored the game-winner against Troy and UNF.
• Six freshmen have made appearances for Stetson this season, and four have started for the Hatters in 2013.
• Stetson is 9-0-1 against Lipscomb in the all-time series between the two teams, which dates back to 2001 when the Hatters won 3-2 in DeLand. Stetson is 5-0 against the Bisons when playing in Nashville.
• Last season was the first time Stetson failed to defeat Lipscomb, as the two teams tied 1-1 in double overtime in DeLand.
• Northern Kentucky holds a slight 1-0-0 advantage in the all-time series against Stetson. The Norse won 1-0 in DeLand last year in the first ever meeting between the two teams.