Coming off of its first victory of the season - a 2-1 overtime win over Embry-Riddle on August 25 - the Stetson women's soccer team will head back on the road for a pair of matches in the Trojan Classic this weekend. The Hatters will play Jacksonville State on Friday at 1:00 p.m., and then take on host Troy at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
After a season-opening 2-0 loss to Middle Tennessee, Jacksonville State (3-1-0) has been on a roll, winning three straight road contests. The Gamecocks topped Georgia State 2-1, Jackson State 2-0, and Alabama A&M by a score of 5-0. Sophomore Courtney Hurt leads Jacksonville State with three goals and one assist on the year. The forward scored in each of the Gamecocks' three wins.
Troy comes in as hosts of the Trojan Classic with a record of 3-2-0. The Trojans won their first two tilts at home against Alabama State and on the road at Alcorn State, before falling to Ole Miss 5-0. Troy recently defeated Wofford 1-0 and dropped a 1-0 contest at Furman. Junior Cecilia Thorngren leads the Trojans offensively in the early going, tallying three goals and four assists in the first five games of play.
Junior forward Alyssa Welsh scored both of Stetson's goals in a 2-1 overtime victory over Embry-Riddle last weekend. Welsh opened the scoring with a header goal in the 62nd minute to give the Hatters a 1-0 lead. After a tying goal from the Eagles sent the game to overtime, another header by Welsh, just under four minutes into extra time, gave Stetson its first win of the season. It marked the third straight season that Welsh has recorded a multiple goal game for the Hatters.
Fans can follow along with both games via Live Stats at TroyTrojans.com. There will also be a live video stream of the Hatters' game against Troy on Sunday. To get in-game updates via Twitter, be sure to follow @StetsonWSoccer.