Women's Soccer Seeks Conference Win Against Coker on SaturdaySeptember 20, 2013
ANDERSON, S.C. – Looking to get back on the winning track, Anderson University women’s soccer returns to its South Atlantic Conference schedule as it hosts Coker on Saturday. Kickoff from Trojan Stadium is set for 1 p.m.
After picking up its first win of the season in a 5-0 blanking of Erskine, AU suffered a home loss to Georgia College on Wednesday. The Trojans enter the weekend with 1-3-1 overall record but a 0-0-1 conference mark after a 2-2 draw with Catawba last Saturday.
Redshirt sophomore Faith Johannes and freshman Madison Taylor continue to lead the team in goals for the season, as the tandem has two goals apiece. Senior Krystal Goss, along with the freshmen trio of Corinne Doll, Emily Perez and Anna Masdottir each have a single tally. Taylor leads the team in assists with two.
In goal, senior Kaitlyn Neipp has started in all five matches for the Trojans, tallying over 473 minutes of action. Neipp has notched 34 saves on the year and a shared shutout with freshman Sadie Lancaster in the 5-0 win over Erskine. For her career, the Anderson native has 16.4 career shutouts.
Coker (1-4, 0-1 SAC) grabbed its lone win of the season on Thursday when the Cobras defeated Georgia Southwestern 1-0 in overtime. Sophomore Katie Cooper scored Coker’s golden goal in the 92nd minute, as she joins a duo of Coker goal scorers for the season. Jalynn Fortt and Millie Rogers each have a goal on the year.
The Cobras opened SAC action last Saturday and took their first loss as members of the conference to Lincoln Memorial. Coker also carries losses against Lander in double-overtime, USC Aiken and UNC Pembroke.
Defensively, goalkeeper Lizz Morris has been the workhorse, playing in every minute this season. Morris has notched 43 saves on the season and the shutout over GSW was her first clean sheet of the season.
Anderson and Coker last met in 2010 in Anderson’s first season away from Conference Carolinas. AU came away with a 9-1 win which marked its second victory within an eventual three-match winning streak to begin the season. In the Trojans’ final season as members of Conference Carolinas in 2009, the teams met with AU coming away with a 6-1 victory. Saturday’s matchup will mark the first time AU and Coker will meet as members of the South Atlantic Conference.