GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNCG women's soccer will wrap up the regular season on Sunday with a 2 p.m. home kickoff against ETSU, as the program recognizes Cienna Rideout, Grace Regal, Grace Kennedy and Marissa Ferrantino during this year's 'senior day' celebration.
Already clinching a fourth seed or better in this year's Southern Conference tournament, the Spartans will be hosting the rest of their matches at home this year, finishing the regular season against the Bucs before hosting a yet to be determined quarterfinal, along with all of this year's SoCon semis and finals contests.
Currently sitting third on a head-to-head tiebreaker with Mercer, the Spartans have the opportunity to hop into the second seed, with a win over ETSU, and a Chattanooga victory over current No. 2 seed Samford.
• UNCG is 12-5-0 against the Bucs all-time, and holds a 6-1-0 record against the program when playing in Greensboro
• The Spartans have outscored ETSU 75-17 over their 17 meetings, however their goal differential against the Bucs shrinks to minus-one since 2014
• With her goal against WCU on Friday, Cienna Rideout now has 30 career finishes for the Spartans, putting her within a single goal of the No. 7 spot on UNCG's all-time scoring list and two away from the No. 6 slot
• Nicole Souply scored the second brace of her career against the Catamounts, her five goals on the season trail only Rideout (6) for a team-high
• The Spartans' defense has registered a 1.00 goals against average in SoCon play this season, allowing 36 shots on goal over eight matches thus far (4.50/match)
• 2019 is the third year in a row UNCG has clinched home field advantage in the SoCon tournament. They won both of those tournament matches on their way to back-to-back tourney championships
• Isabelle Blomdahl and Jordin Mosley each tallied assists in the Spartans' most recent win. With season point totals of seven and six respectively, the pair have both set career highs with still a minimum of two matches remaining
• ETSU has just a single win in conference play this year, this is the first year they will not win at least three matches since joining the SoCon back in 2014
• Although they have nine losses on the season, the Bucs have dropped three of those matches in overtime. They are currently outscoring opponents 25-16 in regulation, but fall behind 3-0 when playing in extra time
COMING UP NEXT
The Spartans await to see who their opponent will be in the quarterfinals of this year's Southern Conference tournament, playing their first match of the postseason on either November 2nd or 3rd.
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