Who: Presbyterian College (5-4, 0-3) at High Point (3-6-3, 1-1-2)
When: Wednesday, October 3 – 4:00 pm
Where: Vert Stadium – High Point, N.C.
Live Stats: www.HighPointPanthers.com
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Social Media: @PCWSoccer
Who: Presbyterian College (5-4, 0-3) vs Hampton (1-5-1, 0-2-1)
When: Saturday, October 6 – 2:00 pm
Where: Martin Stadium
Live Stats: www.GoBlueHose.com
Social Media: @PCWSoccer
Filling up the net
The Blue Hose are averaging a program-best (D1 era) 2.00 goals, 5.00 points and 14.56 shots per game while ranking second with 1.00 assists per game. Their 18 goals in 2018 is tied for fourth 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.
The Blue Hose won five consecutive games, from August 26 – September 9, for the first time since going 6-0 to start the 2003 season. Over their five-game win streak, PC outscored their opponents 16-5 and had 10 different players record a point.
Scoring In Bunches
The Blue Hose scored four unanswered goals 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).
Eight different Blue Hose have scored a goal in 2018, while two 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. Preston Robinette (2G, 3A), Mallory Hopkins (2G, 2A), Peyton Patterson, (1G, 1A), Sam Britt (1G), Taylor Coleman (1A) and Isabelle Russell (1A) have also recorded points.
Scouting the Panthers
High Point is 2-1-2 in their last five games and 2-1-1 at home this year. They dropped a 3-2 overtime game at Radford on Saturday. In their last home game, HPU defeated USC Upstate 4-1 on goals from Alex Denny (2), Ashlyn Kearney and Caitlin Shepherd.
Skyler Prillaman leads the team with 10 points (4G, 2A). Three goalies have seen time in net, but Emily Lyon (2-2-1) leads the corps with a 0.84 goals against average.
Scouting the Pirates
Third-year program Hampton plays Longwood on Wednesday, October 3. Previously, the Pirates dropped games to USC Upstate (3-0) and Winthrop (3-1) while tying High Point 1-1.
Sydney Jackson leads the team with 7 points (3G, 1A) while four others have scored one goal. Maya Andrews (1-4-0) leads the team with six starts, 44 saves and a 1.53 goals against average.
Series Histories | Last Meeting
High Point leads the series 9-3-1 with PC’s last win coming in 2011. The Panthers picked up a 2-0 win last year at Martin Stadium behind a pair of first half goals from Michele Miccichie and Paige Rombach.
PC leads Hampton 2-0 in the series picking up a 10-0 win in 2015 and 5-0 win in 2016.