Oct. 24, 2013
|Friday, October 25
||vs. East Carolina||3:00 p.m. CT||Live Stats||Free|
|Sunday, October 27||vs. Old Dominion||1:00 p.m. CT||Live Stats||Free|
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss soccer team will play its final two home matches of the season this weekend with games against East Carolina and Old Dominion.
The Golden Eagles will face East Carolina at 3 p.m. on Friday and Old Dominion at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Friday will be Military Appreciation Day at the pitch and the first 100 fans will receive a free camouflage Southern Miss spirit band.
On Sunday, there will be two special features as the Golden Eagles will host both Blake Nettles and Senior Day.
The family of Blake Nettles will be honored with a presentation at halftime and Southern Miss' 10 seniors will be recognized after the match.
The seniors to be honored on Sunday are defender Jessica Bartlett, defender Danielle Beatty, midfielder Kimberly Belmont, forward Chelsea Cruthirds, midfielder Natasha Lombardo, defender Shelbi Moeller, defender Tara Nay, forward Danica Roberts, forward Mischa Tice and midfielder Zoe Vanderboegh.
In East Carolina, the Golden Eagles face another tough opponent. The Pirates enter the match 6-8-2 overall, 3-4 in Conference USA action and on the heels of wins of 2-1 over Florida International and 1-0 over Florida Atlantic.
Southern Miss is 6-7-4 overall, 0-5-2 in conference and looking to rebound from losses of 3-0 loss to UTSA and 2-0 to Louisiana Tech last weekend.
The Golden Eagles have scored 38 goals and allowed 24. East Carolina has scored 18 goals on the year and allowed 18.
Southern Miss senior Danica Roberts continues to lead Conference USA in goals scored (12) and total points (27).
Freshman keeper Brittany Taylor is tops in the conference with 92 saves and a save percentage of .844 and junior Brooke Hendrix is tied for second in Conference USA with six assists.
The Pirates are led on offense by Stephanie Seagrave, Lexi Miller and Skylar Poole. Seagrave has scored three goals and produced two assists, Miller two goals with three assists and Poole three goals.
East Carolina keeper Saundra Baron has 64 saves and has shutout three opponents. Sunday's match against Old Dominion will mark the first meeting between the Golden Eagles and Monarchs.
Old Dominion is 1-10-3 overall and 1-4-2 in Conference USA play. In their most recent matches, the Monarchs recorded a 1-1 tie versus Middle Tennessee and a 2-0 loss to UAB.
Playing its first season as a member of Conference USA, Old Dominion has scored eight goals while allowing 24.
Jessie Klamut is the Monarchs' top offensive producer with three goals. Taylor Smith has scored two goals. Keeper Meredith Lenox has 28 saves and two shutouts.
The Golden Eagles will wrap their 2013 season with a visit to Colorado College on Oct. 31.