August 23, 2012

Bulldogs Trek North to Take on Maine and Bryant

MAINE


BRYANT


Charleston, S.C. – After opening up the season with two postponed contests due to inclement weather, The Citadel women's soccer team will journey 1,214 miles to officially kick off the 2012 campaign. The Bulldogs will take on Maine at 4 p.m., on Friday before heading to Bryant on Sunday for an 11 a.m. contest.

Scouting the Opponents…

Maine
Overall record against the Black Bears: 1-0-0
Last Meeting: The Citadel 3, Maine 1 (Aug. 29, 2010)

The Bulldogs earned their first of their school-record 12 wins in 2010 with a 3-1 victory over Maine. Then freshman Ruth Leiva tallied a hat trick for her first three career goals. Mariana Garcia also contributed with her first career assist. The junior is now just four assists shy of tying the school record (9).

Bryant
Overall record against the Bulldogs: First Meeting

The Citadel will head to Smithfield, R.I., to in a "Battle of the Bulldogs" match against Bryant. The Bulldogs topped Maine 2-1 in their 2012 season opener on Aug. 17.

Chasing History…

LEADING RETURNING SCORERS

                                                G-A-P

1. Vanessa Aponte          8-3-19

2. Mariana Garcia             7-4-18

3. Nicole Levermann       3-0-6

4. Ruth Leiva                      1-3-5

 

CHASING HISTORY...

Career Goals

1. Kelly Pesterfield          28

2. Amy Loughran              21

3. Lauren Merchant        18

4. Mariana Garcia           17

5. Julie Austin                    16

6. Vanessa Aponte          13

 

Career Assists

1. Nicole Martinoli           9

2. Lauren Merchant        9

3. Vanessa Aponte          8

 

Career Points

1. Kelly Pesterfield          58

2. Amy Loughran              49

3. Lauren Merchant        45

4. Mariana Garcia           39

5. Nicole Martinoli           27

6. Vanessa Aponte          34

 

Career Shots

1. Kelly Pesterfield          165

2. Vanessa Aponte          135

3. Lauren Merchant        128

4. Amy Loughran              126

5. Mariana Garcia           124

 

Career Gamewinners

1. Mariana Garcia           9             

2. Kelly Pesterfield          4

3. Vanessa Aponte          3


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