Herd Faces First Road Tests in Philadelphia|
Sep 4, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – After opening the regular season with four consecutive home matches, Marshall women’s soccer (2-1-1) will make its first road trip to take on the Temple Owls (4-0-0) and La Salle Explorers (2-1-0) in Philadelphia this weekend.
Live stats will be available for both contests for no charge through each team’s website. Live video streaming will be available for the match at Temple for a fee through OwlSports.com. Follow @HerdWSoccer on Twitter for more information.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Other notes: Newcomers have seen substantial playing time for the Herd, with Sydney Arnold (Stafford, Va.) starting all four matches and scoring her first collegiate goal against Kent State. Beth Dine (Kennett Square, Pa.) and Kayla Byrnside (Milford, Ohio) have seen plenty of minutes, both scoring their first collegiate goals against Campbell in the 3-0 victory. Junior goalkeeper Lizzie Kish (Boyertown, Pa.) leads Conference USA as part of a four-way tie for most shutouts (two), and junior forward Myka DeMarco (Dallas, Texas) leads Marshall with two assists.
SCOUTING THE OWLS
Friday’s match marks the first-ever meeting between Temple and Marshall.
SCOUTING THE EXPLORERS
The last meeting between Marshall and La Salle was Sept. 9, 2005, when the Explorers won, 2-1. The Herd faced La Salle for the first time in the 2004 opener – a 1-1 draw.
HEAD COACH Kevin Long
McFadden hails from Dayton, Ohio, and spent her collegiate career in the net for the Mastodons at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind. She brings a great deal of goal-keeping expertise through her time coaching and working with soccer programs in her local communities.
Duncan returns to the Marshall women’s soccer program as one of the most decorated players in Herd history. A four-year letterwinner at forward from 2007-2010, she holds the Marshall record for most career goals (23) and most career game winning goals (eight).