Women’s Soccer to Face Road Test at UAB and Middle Tennessee
Kevin Long’s Squad will take on UAB on Friday and Middle Tennessee on Sunday
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall women’s soccer team will look to give UAB its first home loss of the 2017 season and spoil its homecoming when it takes on the Blazers on Friday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. at BBVA Compass Field. After its contest against UAB, the Herd will get some TV time when it takes on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium. The game will be broadcasted by beIN.
SCOUTING THE BLAZERS
UAB has yet to lose a game in eight games, while it has gone undefeated at home, boasting a 3-0-1 record. It is currently No. 4 in the league standings. That unbeaten run has been helped by the Blazers’ goalkeeper, Kelsey Daugherty, who is a three-time C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week this season.
UAB also boasts a potent offense thanks to the efforts of Amy Brewer, Megan Hudgens and Rachel Green. Brewer has been one of the top offensive threats in C-USA play, as she is No. 2 in points (9), No. 1 in goals (4) and No. 4 in game-winning goals (1). Overall, Brewer has a team-leading 16 points from six goals and four assists.
Hudgens has also been tremendous for UAB, as she has 15 points from six goals and three assists, while Green boasts 12 points from five goals and two assists.
LAST TIME AGAINST UAB
The Herd picked up its second Conference USA win of the season, defeating the UAB Blazers, 1-0, on Oct. 7, 2016 at Hoops Family Field.
Shontelle Smith scored the lone goal for the Herd in the 17th minute. The goal was Smith’s first game-winning goal of the season. Sydney Arnold and Jordan Sackaris provided assists on Smith’s goal. Goalkeeper Megan Bonelli made three saves to pick up her second win of the season and her first career shutout.
SCOUTING THE BLUE RAIDERS
Middle Tennessee currently sits in sixth place in the conference. The Blue Raiders are led by Peyton DePreist, who enters the weekend having scored three goals last weekend. She leads Middle Tennessee with 18 points from eight goals and two assists. Those eight goals are good for third in the league.
LAST TIME AGAINST MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Marshall and Middle are meeting for the fifth time in program history with the series currently tied 2-2. Last season's match saw MT win 2-0 on two second half goals in Huntington, W. Va., on Oct. 9, 2016.