BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Soccer will bookend a season-opening four-match homestand with a Friday afternoon match against Tennessee Tech at the WKU Soccer Complex. The match is set to begin at 4 p.m.
The two squads are teaming up to support Go4TheGoal’s Lacing Up 4 Pediatric Cancer on Friday. Members of the teams will be wearing yellow shoelaces to support pediatric cancer awareness. More information about the cause can be found here.
WKU (3-0-0) vs. Tennessee Tech (1-3-0)
Friday, Sept. 3 | 4:00 p.m. | Free admission
WKU Soccer Complex | Bowling Green, Ky.
- The Lady Toppers are off to a 3-0-0 start to the 2021 season, the best since the 2009 season.
- WKU has a nine-game home winning streak on the line on Friday afternoon. That streak is the longest since a 12-match streak that stretched from 2008 to 2009. The Lady Toppers’ last home loss was Oct. 6, 2019 against Old Dominion.
- United Soccer Coaches currently has WKU ranked No. 5 in the South Region below UCF, Rice, USF and Memphis. The Lady Toppers are ranked above Lipscomb, SMU, North Texas, North Florida and Cincinnati. The poll can be found here.
- Brina Micheels and Avery Jacobsen collected weekly awards for WKU this week. Micheels earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week. Jacobsen was named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in her career.
- With a win, WKU would be 4-0-0 to start the season for the first time since the inaugural season in 2001.
- Katie Erwin and Micheels lead the Lady Toppers in scoring with two goals each. Jacobsen, Mackenzie Crittenberger, Annah Hopkins and Briana Sayoc each have one goal.
- Erwin also leads the team in assists (3) and points (7). Jacobsen has notched two assists on the season.
- Alexis Bach and Ashley Kobylinski have both played in-goal for WKU. Bach has played two matches, making five saves and holding a 0.98 goals against average. Kobylinski played against Union, making a save and holding the Lady Bulldogs goalless.
- Friday’s match will be the first meeting between WKU and Tennessee Tech in program history.
Tennessee Tech Notes
- Tennessee Tech is coming off of a 1-0 overtime loss to Chattanooga last Sunday. The Golden Eagles won their home opener, 1-0, against Liberty on Aug. 22.
- Yao Giada Zhou is the lone goal scorer for Tennessee Tech this season. Isabelle Austin has played all four matches for the Golden Eagles in goal, making 30 total saves with a 1.94 goals against average.
- The Golden Eagles have played two ranked foes this season in then-No. 18 Vanderbilt and then-No. 17 Tennessee (now ranked No. 22).
- WKU will have a quick turnaround, traveling to take on Louisville on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (CT). It will be the first road match of the season for the Lady Toppers.
How to follow the Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Lady Topper Soccer, visit WKUSports.com or follow the program via social media @WKU_Soccer on Twitter and Instagram.