Who: Presbyterian College (5-1) vs Winthrop (4-2-1)
When: Friday, Sept. 14 – 12:00 pm
Where: Martin Stadium
Live Stats: www.GoBlueHose.com
Social Media: @PCWSoccer
The game was originally scheduled for Saturday at 6 pm, but it was moved up to Friday at noon to avoid the effects of Hurricane Florence.
Filling up the net
The Blue Hose are averaging a program-best (D1 era) 2.67 goals per game and 6.50 points per game. Their 16 goals in 2018 ties for fifth most during the Division I era. The program-best is 30 goals (1.67 per game) from 2015.
Big South Honors
Sophomore Morgan Hutchison was named the “Attacking Player of the Week” on Sept. 10 after the Athens, Tenn., native scored three goals, including a both game-winners, against SC State and Wofford.
Senior Kelsey Yeager received “Attacking Player of the Week” honors in back-to-back weeks after scoring a personal-best five goals over the first four games of the season. The Blue Hose are 3-0 when Yeager scores a goal this season.
Freshman Megan Serrano was named “Freshman of the Week” on August 27 after back-to-back six-save efforts and picking up her first collegiate win over The Citadel on August 26.
PC (5-1) has won five consecutive games for the first time since winning six in a row to start the 2003 season.
Scoring In Bunches
The Blue Hose have scored two or more consecutive goals in five of their six games this season. PC scored four against SC State (9/4), three against The Citadel (8/26), Alabama State (8/31) and Wofford (9/9), and recorded a pair of late, unanswered goals against Mercer (9/2).
Leading By Example
Last Time Out
Seven different Blue Hose have scored a goal in 2018, while three more have recorded assists. Kelsey Yeager leads the team with a personal-best 10 points on five goals and two game winners. Morgan Hutchison is close behind with eight points (4G) and two game winners. Megan Archer (2G) has the team’s other game winner. Mallory Hopkins (2G, 1A), Preston Robinette (1G, 2A), Peyton Patterson, (1G, 1A), Sam Britt (1G), Taylor Coleman (1A) and Isabelle Russell (1A) have also recorded points.
Scouting the Eagles
Winthrop dropped a 2-1 game to the College of Charleston at Eagle Field on Sunday. The Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the first half off an own goal during a free kick. Winthrop's Natalie Royaards tied the game with a header in the 69th minute. CofC's Talia Colchico scored the game winner in the 75th minute off a looping shot from 25 yards.
Gabi Hull leads the Eagles with six points off three goals. Eight different players have scored a goal for Winthrop, and two more have recorded at least one assist.
Kelly Horan has played nearly every minute in goal, collecting 40 saves and allowing just 1.69 goals per game.