Football starts last stretch of road at ETSU on Friday
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga women’s football team hits the road Friday to face ETSU at the Southern Conference in Johnson City.
CHATTANOOGA vs. ETSU
The Mocs lead the series with the Bucs 8-5-3 and won last year’s game at Chattanooga 2-1 in double overtime. The Bucs have a 4-2-1 advantage over UTC at Johnson City, however.
GAME DAY INFORMATION
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson City, Tennessee | Summers-Taylor Stadium
Video: ESPN +
Live statistics: statistics broadcast
Links for live stats and streaming video are available online at GoMocs.com on the women’s football schedule page.
Chattanooga is 2-3-1 in SoCon with wins over VMI and Wofford and a tie against the Spartans. The overall UTC is 5-8-2. in total and with an average of 0.73 goals and 10.6 shots per game. Samantha shaw leads UTC with four goals. His first three have come on his first three shots this season. Seven other players each scored a goal for the Mocs and Mackenzie smith is the team’s second scorer with one goal and three assists for five points. Abbey saddle has four of UTC’s six shutouts this season and combined on the other two. She made 90 saves on 193 shots faced.
SHAW MOTHER THE MOCS IN THE SCORING
Samantha shaw has scored four of Chattanooga’s goals this season. It’s the best of the season for seniors. His first three goals came from just three shots.
SEAL IN THE NET
Abbey saddle has recorded three consecutive shutouts this season and added a fourth against Wofford. She made a career-high 11 saves in SoCon’s opener against UNCG and at The Citadel. She has three double-digit backups, including 10 at Mercer.
SHAW NAMED OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE MONTH OF SOCON – AOT
Samantha shaw scored all three goals for the Mocs in August, using just three shots to do so. She scored the match winner in a 1-0 win over UAB in the season opener on August 19 and scored the Mocs’ lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Belmont on August 27. August. Goal in a 1-0 overtime win over Tennessee Tech on 29.
FRESHMAN MOCS IN THE FIELD
Mocs freshmen were featured in the lineup. UTC freshmen Kelly Tuerff started 13 games this season. Sofia andrade started the first nine games before illness prevented him from playing in the SoCon opener. JaNiya Stevens made six starts and joined Ella Roth off the bench. Sylvie Keck made his first start and scored his first goal in the first three minutes against VMI. First year goalie Sydney weinstein got his first taste of college action against Tennessee Tech.
FRESHMAN’S FIRST OBJECTIVES
Sylvie Keck and Kelly Tuerff combined for the two goals of the Mocs victory against VMI and JaNiya Stevens first scored it against Furman.
IN ADDITIONAL TIME
The Mocs have made extra time four times so far this season. After falling to Belmont 2-1 with 12 seconds left in double OT, Chattanooga rebounded and beat Tennessee Tech in the next game 1-0 in the first overtime period. Against Morehead State in the non-conference final and UNCG in the SoCon opener, the Mocs played both for a scoreless draw in double overtime.
SEASON OPENING WINS
UTC is 12-14 in the season openings. Chattanooga’s victory over UAB to open the 2021 season was the fifth consecutive season opener. In the home opener, UTC improved to 14-10-1 with the win over the Blazers.
MOCS OPPONENTS IN THE RANKING
In the preseason, the Mocs faced 18th Vanderbilt, losing 2-0 to the Commodores. In the regular season, UTC has two SEC opponents on the slate and both are ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Association poll. Auburn, ranked 11th, beat the Mocs 3-0 at home. On September 12, UTC will welcome No.19 from Tennessee to the scenic town.
NOTABLE ON THE CALENDAR
The Mocs will don PINK against Furman on October 8 for breast cancer awareness. Fans are encouraged to join the team in the fight against this disease. Two days later, the Mocs will honor the seniors Maddie burman and Samantha shaw in their last regular season home game.
THE SOFTNESS OF THE HOME
The Mocs field 21 of its 25 student-athletes in the state of Tennessee. While two are from the Chattanooga area, three are from the Memphis area and three are from Knoxville and surrounding towns. a huge 13 calls the middle Tennessee home.
The Mocs are no strangers to the international flavor of futbol. From the coaching staff to the players on the pitch, Mocs have a plethora of international flavors. The Head Coach Gavin McKinney is a native of Canada born to Irish parents. Assistant Martyn blankley comes from England to the United States, just like the graduate assistant Jess berger. Second year Ao Yamada is from Japan and Sofia andrade is a Chilean from Canada.
The Mocs dismiss 18 winners and add six newcomers to the 2020-21 roster. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team’s players have been granted another season of eligibility.
Over the past three seasons, the Mocs have had twins Maggie and Samantha shaw from Columbia, SC, on the list. This season, the pair are joined by newcomer twins Dakota and Delaney mitchell of Smyrna, Tennessee.
SHAW ON THE PRE-SEASON TEAM; MOCS FOURTH
Maggie Shaw, the reigning SoCon Defensive Player of the Year, has been named to the SoCon Coaching Preseason All-Star Team. The Mocs, who finished third last season, were selected to finish fourth by league coaches, two points behind third-place Mercer.
McKinney enters SEVENTH season
Gavin McKinney is entering his seventh season as head coach of the Mocs. He scored his 100th career victory in his fifth season and was named the 2020 SoCon Coach of the Year, his sixth season, after leading the Mocs to their best result in program history.
ARNOLD NOMINATED AT THE CONFERENCE LEVEL
Diploma Chloe arnold led the Mocs to their best result last season and was Chattanooga’s pick for NCAA Woman of the Year. She was one of two from the Southern Conference to be the conference-level candidate. She is one of a group of Division I athletes vying for the Woman of the Year finalist. Arnold graduated last April with honors in civil engineering.
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