#ASunWSoc Breakdown: Teams Face Strong Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 30, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer season continues as teams head into their second week of action. With a strong showing in the opening week three A-Sun teams remain undefeated.

Kennesaw State will face off against top-ranked North Carolina on Sunday as they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the Carolina Nike Classic.

In the first 22 games of the season, A-Sun squads have racked up a total of 46 goals overall with Mercer leading the way with 12 goals in its first two contests.

Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunWSoc Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUWSoccer
Record: (0-2-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Virginia Tech (L, 2-0)

Coach: Adam Sayer
Career Record: (24-13-1)
  • Next Game: VMI (Aug. 30th)
  • The Bucs are 20-6-1 at home in the last three seasons
  • ETSU faces two opponents for the first time in VMI and NC State

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Ramey Kerns (21)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Sam Kron (6)
Twitter: @FGCU_WSoccer
Record: (1-1-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Albany (W, 5-0)

Coach: Jim Blankenship
Career Record: (313-101-24)
  • Next Game: Davidson (Aug. 30th)
  • Sophomore Brittany Brown has recorded ten career shutouts
  • Has earned three Defensive Player of the Year honors in a row

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Shannen Wacker (11)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Shannen Wacker (14)
Twitter: @JUWomensSoccer
Record: (1-1-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Miami (L, 3-2 OT)

Coach: Brian Copham
Career Record: (51-34-15)
  • Next Game: Niagara (Aug. 30th)
  • Kaitlyn Bassett scored a goal in both of JU's games last week
  • Bassett earned the first Player of the Week Honor of the season

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Kaitlyn Bassett (6)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Kaitlyn Bassett (15)
Twitter: @ksuOWLSsoccer
Record: (1-1-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Oklahoma (L, 2-0)

Coach: Rob King
Career Record: (191-100-21)
  • Next Game: vs. No. 12 Duke (Aug. 30th)
  • The Owls face No. 12 Duke and No. 1 UNC this week
  • In 2012 Kennesaw went 5-1 on the road

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Katrina Frost (10)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Katrina Frost (21)
Twitter: @LipscombWSOC
Record: (1-1-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Alabama A&M (W, 10-0)

Coach: Kevin O'Brien
Career Record: (3-12-4)
  • Next Game: at MTSU (Aug. 30th)
  • Freshman Ellen Lundy scored a hat-trick vs. Alabama A&M
  • Lundy's seven points set an individual game record at LU

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Baylee Linnell (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Baylee Linnell (7)
Twitter: @MercerBears
Record: (1-0-1; 0-0-0)
Last: Georgia State (T, 2-2 OT)

Coach: Tony Economopoulos
Career Record: (24-46-4)
  • Next Game: at Georgia (Aug. 30th)
  • The Bears face four SEC opponents in row
  • Maggie Cropp has only allowed four goals in 20 matches

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Lauren Gassie (6)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Casey Barrett (8)
Twitter: @OspreyWSoc
Record: (1-0-1; 0-0-0)
Last: C. of Charleston (W, 1-0)

Coach: Linda Hamilton
Career Record: (48-76-12)
  • Next Game: at Navy (Aug. 30th)
  • UNF returns five of the A-Sun's top-seven players in games started
  • Gillepsie and Murphy lead the league with 59 starts in their career

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Thea Linkfield (6)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Lauren Hopfensperger (20)
Twitter: @NKUNorse
Record: (0-2-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Butler (L, 3-0 )

Coach: Bob Sheehan
Career Record: (258-66-19)
  • Next Game: Tennessee Tech (Sept. 1st)
  • Tanner Ruberg secured 13 saves vs. Murray State
  • Ruberg was awarded Defensive Player of the Week in week one

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Megan Frye (6)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Megan Frye (6)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
Record: (1-1-1; 0-0-0)
Last: UNC Asheville (L, 2-0)

Coach: Abby Minihan
Career Record: (4-16-1)
  • Next Game: Coastal Carolina (Sept. 1st)
  • Upstate only has one home game in the month of September
  • Sarah Plantz leads the league in saves (222) of the active players

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Rebecca Sanzsole (2)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Rebecca Sanzsole (2)
Twitter: @StetsonWSoccer
Record: (1-0-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Troy (W, 2-1 OT)

Coach: Manoj Khettry
Career Record: (58-73-10)
  • Next Game: FIU (Aug. 30th)
  • Stetson has not lost an exhibition or regular season game in 2013
  • Sunday‚Äôs win marked the first victory at Stetson for Khettry

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Alyssa Welsh (3)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Alyssa Welsh (11)

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