Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Women's Soccer - Huskies Open 2017 Slate at Chestnut Hill Thursday

STORYLINE
Bloomsburg women's soccer will open up the 2017 regular season with a non-conference match at Chestnut Hill. Bloomsburg enters the campaign picked sixth in the PSAC preseason poll off of a 9-7-2 (8-6-2 PSAC) record. The Griffins come into the contest picked 10th in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) after finishing last season with a record of 4-11-2 including 2-9-1 in conference play.

ALL-TIME SERIES
The teams have met seven times previously, with Bloomsburg owning a 6-0-1 record all-time.

LAST MEETING
Bloomsburg blanked Chestnut Hill 5-0 at Steph Petit Stadium on Sept. 20, 2016. Allie Barber (Pittston Township, Pa./Pittston Area)Jessica Supp (Perkasie, Pa./Pennridge) and Megan Callan(Eldersburg, Md./Century) each scored in the shutout.

SCOUTING BLOOMSBURG
The Huskies return two all-conference selections from last season in forward Barber and defender Tayah Naudascher (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan). Supp also comes back after a strong sophomore campaign. Barber and Supp tied for the team scoring lead last season with 11 points apiece, while Naudascher anchored the back line during her freshman season.

SCOUTING CHESTNUT HILL
The Griffins will have two of their top scoring threats back for 2017 in senior Kiersten Cobb-Wilkins and junior Brianna Farrell. Cobb-Wilkins contributed three goals and three assists for nine points in 2016, while Farrell chipped in four goals and one assists for nine points as well. Chestnut Hill will lean on senior netminder Meghan Guagenti, coming off a season where she ranked fifth in the CACC in save percentage (.803), sixth in saves (94) and was ninth in goals-against-average (2.03).
THE DETAILS

Bloomsburg (0-0-0, 0-0-0 PSAC) at Chestnut Hill (0-0-0, 0-0-0 CACC)
Thursday August 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Plymouth Whitemarsh Football Stadium- Lafayette Hill, Pa.

GAME COVERAGE
Live Stats- http://sidearmstats.com/chc/wsoc/

RELATED LINKS
Bloomsburg- Schedule | Roster | Statistics
Chestnut Hill- Schedule | Roster | Statistics

UP NEXT
BU will hit the road on Saturday (Sept. 2) to battle IUP in its conference opener. That game is slated for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff. 

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