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Local Roundup - NDSU dumped for 6th home game

Local Roundup - NDSU dumped for 6th home game

Local Roundup - NDSU dumped for 6th home game

    Georgia Southern Athletics has announced the cancellation of the September 17, 2011 North Dakota State football game originally scheduled to be played in Fargo, N.D. The contest was added to the Eagles’ schedule to fill an opening created when East Tennessee State dropped its football program. Presbyterian College will replace North Dakota State in a game to be played at Paulson Stadium on October 22nd, giving the Eagles six home games for the 2011 campaign.
    Georgia Southern and Presbyterian College have played two times previously, last in 1984 at Clinton, S.C. The Eagles have won both games against the Blue Hose.

Lady Eagles set for three at home
    The Georgia Southern women’s soccer team begins a three-game home stand Friday, welcoming Chattanooga to Eagle Field at 4 p.m. The Eagles will then face Samford Sunday and Davidson Thursday) to close out the regular season.
    Georgia Southern (5-10-0, 2-6-0) looks to rebound from a 2-0 loss at College of Charleston. Sara Oland owns a team-best eight goals and 19 shots on goal. Goalkeepers Katie Merson and Missy Meyer have combined to make 64 saves on the season, with Merson making 51 saves in 15 starts.
    Chattanooga (3-11-2, 1-5-2) closed out a three-game homestand playing two double-overtime draws against Wofford and Western Carolina before dropping a 3-1 decision to Appalachian State. Leading the team with six goals is Donna-Kay Henry. Primary goalkeeper Taylor Mangrum leads the league and team in saves with 107 on the season. Combined with Taylor Davidson’s 28 saves, the pair has accumulated 136 saves.
    Samford enters weekend competition tied for second in the league with a 10-5-1 overall record and 6-2-0 SoCon ledger. The Bulldogs are winners of the last six games including two overtime thrillers and are led in goals by Trine Taule and Sarah Wilkinson, each with five on the season. Goalkeeper Alyssa Whitehead has played all 1480 minutes in goal, tallying 68 saves, while allowing 13 goals.

    If you have a score to report, please call the Statesboro Herald sports desk at (912) 489-9408.

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