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Women’s Soccer Tough 1-0 Loss to WCU

by | Sep 2, 2021

Junior Sophia Caruso goes up for a header in the game against Western Carolina.


The Davidson women’s soccer team returned to action with a home game Thursday night’s against Western Carolina at Alumni Stadium at 7 p.m. It was the Wildcats’ fourth home game in five to start the season, and they entered the meeting of former Southern Conference foes with a 2-2 mark.

The Wildcats led the all-time series 11-6-1 going into the matchup against the Catamounts, including a 1-0 win in Cullowhee on Feb. 21 when Remi White, now a junior, scored in the 10th minute. Thursday night the Catamounts were the ones to score early, and it turned out to be the only score of the game. WCU’s Valentine Pursey scored at the 4:09 mark. She was assisted by Kirsten Hahn. 

Western was also 2-2, with wins over Gardner-Webb and UNC Asheville. Kirsten Hahn leads the Catamounts with two goals.

Thursday’s contest was Davidson’s last home game until Sept. 23, when Atlantic 10 foe Saint Joseph’s visits.

‘Cats press the issue
Davidson has been the aggressor offensively this season, out-shooting its opponents 48-23 and 24-12 in shots-on-goal. Additionally, the Wildcats have an 18-7 advantage in corners.

Five Wildcats have scored, led by Aleia Gisolfi-McCready, who has two goals. Sophia Caruso leads with six SOGs, while Emma Nguyen and Riley Pattonhave scored game-winners.

Up Next
Davidson will play six of its next seven contests on the road, including four straight, beginning with a trip to Presbyterian Sunday.

Davidson leads the series 3-1, but the Wildcats and Blue Hose have not met since 2010.

“We haven’t had the opportunity to play PC recently, so we’re looking forward to it,” said Denton.

PC is 1-3, with a win over Alabama State, as it enters a Friday contest at The Citadel.

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