Women's Soccer Closes Out Regular Season at Green Bay

Sydney Ossege
Sydney Ossege

The Youngstown State women's soccer team will play their final game of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 26 when they travel to Green Bay to take on the Phoenix at 8 p.m. from Aldo Santaga Stadium.

Last Time Out
This past week, the Penguins played their final home game of the regular season against Wright State on Oct. 17. The Penguins fell by of a score of 3-1 as Lauren Dolak scored her second goal of the season in the 77th minute. On Sunday, the Penguins traveled to Detroit Mercy to face the Titans from Titan Field where they lost 1-0.

About Green Bay
Green Bay enters the match with an overall record of 2-13-1 and an 0-7-1 mark in the Horizon League. Offensively, the Phoenix are lead by freshman midfielder McKayla Kertscher and senior forward Alycia Wright, who each have a team-high nine points. Kertscher is the team leader with three assits while Wright has a team-high four goals. Green Bay has started three different goal keepers this season, but junior Courtney Klatt has seen the most time in net. Klatt has started in 11 games and has 55 saves to go along with a 2.51 goals against average. 

The Green Bay Series
This is the 20th meeting between YSU and Green Bay in series that dates back to 1998. The Phoenix hold a 14-3-2 record in the all-time series, including wins in four out of the last five meetings. The Penguins last win came in 2013 when they defeated the Phoenix 1-0 from Farmers National Bank Field. 

Hughes Cracks the Top 10
After starting in two games this past week, senior defender Madison Hughes has moved into a tie for fourth, for the most matches started in school history. Hughes is tied with Keeley Ricke '08 and Jen Argiro '99 with 69 starts made during her career. With one game left in her collegiate career, Hughes will likely finish in fourth for the most matches started in school history with what would be her 70th career start against Green Bay on Friday. Hughes has been a staple on the back line starting in every game of her collegiate career. During her career, Hughes has recorded two goals and one assist including a game-winning goal against Longwood during her freshman campaign.  

McEachern Solid in Horizon League Play
In league games, sophomore Kate McEachern leads all goalies with 48 saves and 6 saves per game. McEachern was named the Horizon League Defense Player of the Week on Oct. 8 for her five save, shutout performance against Oakland back on Oct. 6. For the season, McEachern has 62 saves, a 1.82 goals against average and a .735 save percentage in 1285 minutes in net. McEachern has also pitched three shutouts, the first coming in a 1-0 win against in Canisius, the second coming in the following game in a 0-0 tie with St. Bonaventure and the latest coming in a scoreless draw with Oakland.

Dolak Scores Again
After scoring her first career goal against UIC on Oct. 13, Dolak followed it up her second goal of the season against Wright State on Oct. 17. The freshman took a shot from 25-yards out that beat the keeper in the top left corner of the goal in the 77th minute.