CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s soccer hosts Wofford at Martin Stadium on Friday, September 6, in what is the 30th anniversary of the program’s first game. Then, on Sunday, September 8, the Blue Hose travel to play Kennesaw State for the first time in program history.

 

Matchup: Presbyterian (0-2) vs Wofford (2-1)

Date: Friday, September 6

Time: 7:00 pm

Site: Martin Stadium - (Clinton, S.C.)

Live Video: ESPN+

Live Stats: www.GoBlueHose.com

Twitter: @PCWSoccer

 

Matchup: Presbyterian at Kennesaw State

Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 6:00 pm

Site: Fifth Third Bank Stadium – (Kennesaw, Ga.)

Live Stats: www.GoBlueHose.com

Twitter: @PCWSoccer

 

Notables

The Opponents...

Wofford has already played two Big South teams this season, losing to Charleston Southern (0-3) and edging Winthrop (3-2). They also have a 5-1 win over SC State. The Terriers are led by sophomore defender Katie Gilligan’s nine points (4g, 1a). She is 2-2 on penalty kicks this season.

 

Kennesaw State opened the season with a 2OT loss to Mercer (1-2) but has won three games in a row since then: Georgia State (4-1), College of Charleston (1-0) and Alabama A&M (3-0). They are led by Erin Harris’ seven points (3g, 1a).

 

Series Histories…

Over the last 10 years, Wofford holds a 3-7 lead in the series, but PC has won the last two showdowns. Last season, the Blue Hose picked up a 3-1 win at Snyder Field with Morgan Hutchison and Preston Robinette each collecting goals. Katie Gilligan scored in the 86th minute to erase the shutout for Wofford.

 

This is the first meeting between PC and Kennesaw State.

 

Party Like It’s 1989 ...

On Friday, September 6, Presbyterian College is honoring its inaugural team from 1989. The program’s first game fell on 9/6/89 against the NAIA preseason #1 team, College of Boca Raton (now Lynn University).

 

Ms. 3000...

Junior defender Kristen Bane is 10 minutes away from surpassing 3000 career minutes played. She enters Friday’s game with 2990 minutes played across 34 game for an average of 87.9 minutes per game.

 

In Elite Company...

Head coach Brian Purcell is in his 31st season in charge of the PC women’s soccer team. Only six other coaches in NCAA history have coached +30 years with the same school, and Purcell is one of only three coaches to still be the only coach in program history. North Carolina’s Anson Dorrance has spent 37 seasons with the Tar Heels, and Jerry Smith has spent 32 seasons with Santa Clara.

 

Looking Back at Last Season...

The 2018 team combined to score 78 points in 16 games off 29 goals and 20 assists. The points and assists were Division I bests for the program, but they fell one goal shy of tying the 2015 team which scored 30 goals in 18 games played.

 

Trending Up...

Presbyterian College finished last season at 8-8 to show an improvement of five wins over the previous season. This improvement (+5 wins) tied for 13th nationally and trailed the most improved team UT Martin (+8) by only three games.