Women’s Soccer Looks to Build On 2-0 Start This Weekend
Promotions, Friday Aug. 27 vs. Mount St. Mary’s
• The first 150 fans will receive a free pair of Davidson socks
• Cabarrus Brewery will be selling beer to fans 21 and older
After a 2-0 start, the Davidson women’s soccer team will complete a three-game homestand and hit the road for the first time this weekend.
The Wildcats will host Mount St. Mary’s at Alumni Stadium Friday at 7 p.m. and then visit Georgia State in Atlanta at 1 p.m. Sunday. It’s the Wildcats’ only Friday-Sunday two-game swing of the season.
“We’re looking forward to the opportunities and the challenges that we have ahead of us this weekend,” said Davidson coach Adam Denton.
Davidson opened the season with a 3-1 win over Gardner-Webb on Aug. 19, behind two goals from Aleia Gisolfi-McCready and one from Riley Patton. A freshman, Gisolfi-McCready was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Monday.
Against Georgia Southern on Aug. 22, Emma Nguyen provided the game-winning goal with less than 10 minutes remaining. The Wildcats trailed 1-0 until Sophia Caruso tied it in the 71st minute.
Scouting the Mountaineers, Panthers
Mount St. Mary’s, of the Northeast Conference, is coached by former Wildcat Tori Krause, a 2014 Davidson graduate and midfielder who played in 51 college contests.
“We’re so happy that a Davidson alum is coming back on campus, and we’re looking forward to seeing her,” said Denton, who was an assistant coach on the staff when Krause played.
The Mountaineers are 0-2 after overtime losses to Radford and Robert Morris. Against Radford on Aug. 19, Mount St. Mary’s tied the game at 2-2 in the 90th minute, only to lose in double overtime.
Georgia State is 1-1 entering its Thursday game at Georgia. The Panthers won 10 games in the spring and opened the fall with a 1-0 loss to Mercer Aug. 19 and a 1-0 win at Chattanooga Aug. 22.
“They’re also a really good team, did exceptionally well in the Sun Belt last year,” said Denton. “It should be a very challenging matchup as well.”