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by: David S. Williams
Women's Soccer Hosts Upstate, ETSU in A-Sun Play This Weekend
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  10/10/2013
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Currently tied for third place in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings, the Stetson women’s soccer team returns home this weekend to host USC Upstate and ETSU in a pair of conference matches at the Athletic Training Center.

The Hatters (4-6-2, 2-1-1) are coming off of an exciting undefeated 1-0-1 road weekend against Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky, which gave Stetson a total of seven points in league play, putting the team behind only FGCU and Kennesaw State in the standings.

Stetson came from behind in both matches; scoring in the final two minutes of regulation to tie 3-3 at Lipscomb, and then scoring in the final three minutes of the second half to top Northern Kentucky 2-1 on Sunday. Sophomore Danielle Hurme, who scored the tying goal in each of last weekend’s games, was named A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts.

USC Upstate (3-6-3, 0-2-1) has improved over last season’s output, already holding a 3-6-3 record after finishing 2012 with an overall mark of 3-15-0. The Spartans have opened A-Sun play 0-2-1, falling to ETSU and Kennesaw State, but playing to a draw with Mercer last Sunday.

ETSU (6-5-1, 2-1-0) is just behind the Hatters in the A-Sun standings with six points. The Bucs began conference play with a decisive 7-1 win over Upstate. They then fell to Mercer 3-2 and defeated Kennesaw State 2-0 last weekend.

Stetson will host Upstate on Friday at 7:00 p.m., and then welcome ETSU to the ATC on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Both matches will be available to watch on HatterVision. Live Stats, the @StetsonWSoccer Twitter feed, and Hat-Alerts are also available for in-game updates.

This weekend’s contests will have general admission tickets priced at $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. All home soccer matches are free to Stetson students, faculty, and staff with a Stetson University ID. For more information call (386) 738-HATS.

• Stetson went undefeated on the road last weekend, tying Lipscomb 3-3 and defeating Northern Kentucky 2-1.

• The Hatters stand in a tie for third place with a 2-1-1 Atlantic Sun Conference record, which is good for seven points.

• Stetson has already topped its overall and league win totals from a year ago. Stetson was 3-13-1 and 1-7-1 in 2013.

• The Hatters’ three goals against Lipscomb were a season-best, and the most since a 5-2 win against FAU on Sept. 8, 2012. It also marked the most goals in a road game for Stetson since a 4-1 win at Campbel in 2010.

• Sophomore Danielle Hurme scored two goals last weekend, and was named A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts.

• Hurme is tied with seniors Alyssa Welsh and Kait Jones for the team-lead with two goals on the season, and is second in points with five.

Amber Grose leads the Hatters in points on the year with one goal and six assists for eight points. Her six assists are the third most in the A-Sun.

• Four other Hatters have scored goals this season; Ashni Deschenes, Eduarda Pavao, Makeshia Lucien, and Carmen Bernecker.

• Stetson holds a 5-0-1 advantage over USC Upstate in the all-time series between the two teams, which dates back to 4-0 Hatter win in 2007.

• Last year Stetson earned its lone conference win against the Spartans, winning 2-0 in Spartanburg.

• ETSU holds a 7-2-0 advantage over Stetson in the all-time series between the two teams, which dates back to 2-1 Buccaneer win back in 2005.

• Last season ETSU defeated Stetson 3-1 in Johnson City.

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