CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team returns to Finley Stadium this weekend for a three-game home stand. Friday’s match against Davidson will open the Southern Conference slate while the Mocs will team up with Susan G. Komen for the annual 5K fundraiser.
The Mocs will host Davidson at Finley Stadium at 7 p.m. Sunday’s match will kick off at 11 a.m. prior to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Mocs will sport pink warm up jerseys and the stadium will be decorated in pink to help bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause.
Davidson (1-5-3 overall, 0-0 SoCon)
Chattanooga, Tenn. • Finley Stadium • 7 p.m.
The Mocs host Davidson in the Southern Conference opener for both teams this Friday evening at Finley Stadium. The Wildcats are 1-5-3 on the year, securing their first win of the season in a 1-0 double-overtime contest against Charlotte. Davidson has scored just twice this season and have been outshot 99-154 by its opponents. Keeper Rachel Locke has 47 saves and four shutouts on the year with three double-overtime ties and a win.
After starting the season with a 2-0 loss to East Carolina, the Wildcats’ next three games were scoreless double-overtime affairs against Coastal Carolina, Florida Gulf Coast and Florida Atlantic. Davidson dropped the next four by a combined score of 9-1 getting shutout by Southern Methodist (3-0), Clemson (2-0) and James Madison (2-0) and getting edged by Winthrop, 2-1 on the road.
Georgia Southern (1-5-1 overall; 0-0 SoCon)
Chattanooga, Tenn. • Finley Stadium • 11 a.m.
On Sunday, Chattanooga remains in SoCon action, hosting Georgia Southern who is sporting a 1-5-1 overall mark and will play at Samford Friday evening before heading north on Sunday. Jennifer Wittick leads the Eagles in scoring with three of the team’s six goals while three other players have one goal each. Heather Kirkover has six starts in goal for GSU with 27 saves on 77 shots faced (.659) and 14 saves for a goals against average of 2.19.
The Eagles opened the season with losses to Indiana State (2-1), Indiana (5-0) and NC State (4-0) before posing a 2-1 win over Stetson. GSU fell 2-1 to Jacksonville then posted a double-overtime scoreless tie against Charleston Southern before falling 3-2 to Mercer on Sunday.
Admission to all Chattanooga home soccer games is free. Concessions will be available and no outside food or drinks are allowed. The South Gate will open at 10 a.m. for fans.