CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer team will host the Wofford Terriers Thursday night at Finely Stadium in the Mocs first home game in nearly a month.
Live stats and streaming video will be available at the links above or on the schedule page for the Wofford game.
SCOUTING THE MOCS (2-5-1, 0-2-0 SoCon)
The Mocs opened the Southern Conference season with back-to-back losses. In the opener at Davidson, UTC dropped a 3-0 decision to the Wildcats and were without a keeper for the Georgia Southern match that saw Chattanooga fall 5-0. Senior Becca Smith has a team-leading three goals and freshman Hannah Wyatt has one goal and and a team-high four assists. Freshman Skylar Brewer has found the back of the net twice with five others each recording one goal apiece.
SCOUTING THE TERRIERS (5-4-0, 0-2-0)
After starting the season at 5-2 in non-conference action, Wofford dropped its opening Southern Conference matches with back-to-back losses at the College of Charleston (1-0) and The Citadel (3-1). Three players have combined for seven of the Terriers' nine goals on the year with Emily Bougas leading withthree. Marueen Buff has a team-high four assists and two goals while Annika Jansson has two goals. Wofford has used three keepers in the net. Kara Boggs has a 3-3 record with six games played in goal. The trio has combined for 24 saves and 11 goals gainst with a 1.22 goals-against average.
The Mocs are 2-10-3 against the Terriers. The two teams battled it out into double overtime before the Terriers grabbed the winning goal for a 3-2 decision.
SCOUTING THE PALADINS (8-2-0, 1-1-0)
Furman is in the middle of the pack in the Southern Conference standings at 1-1 after a seven game win streak was snapped with a 1-0 loss at th College of Charleston. The win streak began with a 1-0 win over Clemson and included five shutouts. The Paladins opened leauge play with a 3-0 win at The Citadel before falling to the Cougars. Stephanie DeVita leads the SoCon with 10 goals and has five game-winning goals. Martha Hall has a team-high five assists while Hannah Standifer has contributed three. Rose Hull has started all 10 games in goal for Furman and has a 7-1 overall mark. She has a league-high 0.40 GAA and 28 saves.
The Mocs are 18-0 against Furman. Last year, UTC nearly pulled off an upset but gave up two goals in the final eight minutes to see the game tied at the end of regularion and fell 4-3 in overtime at home.
SMITH CLIMBS UTC'S ALL-TIME RANKINGS
Senior Becca Smith continues her ascent up the all-time scoring rankings at UTC. She has a team-high three goals this season to move her to second on the all-time scoring chart with 80 career points. She trails Diana Jallo's (2002-05) 87 points and surpassed former teammate Donna-Kay Henry's (2008-11) 78 in the UTC record books. She now has 33 career goals, moving past Henry and trailing Jallo by four. Her 14 career assists trail Maya Peel's (2003-05) 18 and Henry's 16. Smith is a preseason All-Southern Conference selection after leading the league in scoring and goals with a school-record 37 points on 16 goals and five assists in 2011.
MOCS IN THE NCAA STANDINGS
Freshman Hannah Wyatt has a team-high four assists on the year and is making her way into the national statistics. Among all NCAA Division I women's soccer players, Wyatt is ranked 40th for assists per game averaging 0.67 an outing. She is 70th for total assists after debuting in the first week of rankings at 28th.
FRESHMEN HAVING A BIG IMPACT
The Lady Mocs have five freshmen in their starting lineup and they have had a big impact in the opening weekend. Newcomers scored six of the nine goals, eight of the nine assists and logged a shutout in the 6-0 win over Tennessee Temple. Forward Hannah Wyatt has one goal and a team-high three assists while midfielder Skylar Brewer has two goals and one assist. The duo is second on the team in scoring with five points.
EXCELLENT IN THE CLASSROOM
The Lady Mocs have been outstanding in the classroom over the last three years. They have maintained at least a 3.0 team grade-point-average since the fall of 2009. During that span, at least 10 members of the team have made the Dean's List (3.2+ GPA) each semester.
HEAD COACH J.D. KYZER
J.D. Kyzer is in this 13th season at Chattanooga and his 18th as a collegiate head coach. The 2003 SoCon Coach of the Year is the all-time winningest coach at UTC.