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CLINTON, South Carolina – On the heels of a 1-1 draw with the Longwood Lancers 48 hours ago to kick off the 2022 Big South conference trip, the Presbyterian College women’s soccer team will move from the road side to the friendly confines of Martin Stadium on Saturday afternoon. . Coach Brian Purcell and the Blue Hoses return to Clinton on September 24 to take on the Radford Highlanders at 4:00 p.m.
Aiming for a result similar to a 1-0 win at home two seasons ago in contrast to a 3-0 shutout for Radford at Commonwealth status last fall, Presbyterian hopes to dispel their recent misfortunes against their enemy of the northern league. falling below the W in five of the last six meetings in the series.
WHEN: Saturday, September 24
WHERE: Edens Field at Martin Stadium (Clinton, SC)
RECORDS: Presbyterian (0-6-3), Radford (4-1-4)
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT:
Like PC during the first month of the season, the Highlanders have been no strangers to the draws. Four of Radford’s finishes this year have ended in a deadlock, including the last two at Appalachian State and against Campbell in Wednesday’s Big South start. Only one opponent can claim an outright victory over head coach Ben Sohrabi during his 27the campaign as leader of the ring, occurring 36 days ago in the first match of the year against Concord.
Since that time, the Highlanders have posted wins over Hampton, Wofford, Marshall and Western Carolina by a combined 12-2. Coming off a 1-1 tie with Campbell, one of three conference ties on Wednesday, including PC’s tie at Longwood, Radford ranks first in the Big South in corner kick opportunities (70), ranking second. in total shots (152) and third in goals (18).
This weekend’s fight will mark only the third time the Highlanders have traveled outside the state of Virginia, with an undefeated record outside their home venue. Campbell nearly handed Radford his first loss of the entire month of September in a 54the-goal minute, though Alexeis Kirnos scored his third goal of the season with just under 10 minutes remaining to manage the draw, keeping the Highlanders without a true L in his last eight appearances.
LAST TIME OUT:
The Blue Hose coincidentally landed on a similar path to Radford on Wednesday at Farmville, conceding the game’s opening goal late in the first half before coming back to secure the equalizer 30 minutes later. In her comeback fight after a five-game absence due to injury, the graduated forward kori lawrence found his second goal of the year from the PC bench, receiving an assist from Reyna Coston to even things out into one where he would stay the rest of the night.
Coming off a 10-day break in competition to finish their third tie of 2022, Coach Purcell’s unit had seven corner kicks and 12 total shots against the Lancers. Two of PC’s three wins over the Highlanders since he joined DI have come at Martin Stadium, including his first meeting in 2007 by a 2-0 clip.
HOW TO FOLLOW:
A link to tomorrow afternoon’s first Big South home run can be found below or at the top of this page. Once Saturday’s business is over, the Blue Hose will hit the road again for the short trip to USC Upstate on September 28.
PC vs Radford Live Stats – http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=412749