The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team will step out of Southern Conference action briefly Friday evening to host Francis Marion before resuming league play Sunday at home against The Citadel. The Mocs will honor its three seniors prior to Sunday’s kick off.
Friday’s matchup kicks off at 7 p.m. at Finley Stadium while Sunday’s match begins at 2 p.m. Seniors Andria Aurand, Kelly Crew and Taylor Mangrum will be honor prior to kickoff.
The Mocs are 4-3 in non-conference play and looking to end a six-game losing skid this weekend. UTC posted wins over Tennessee Temple (5-0), UNC Asheville (2-1), South Carolina State (5-1) and Tennessee Tech (2-1). In their last outing UTC fell 1-0 to Western Carolina in overtime and dropped close decisions to Davidson (3-2) and Georgia Southern (2-1).
Junior Crystal Mackezyk (Columbia, Tenn.) missed the last two games with an injury and is day-to-day. She leads the team with five goals and three assists (13 points). Sophomore Clare Latham (Cordova, Tenn.) has started all 13 games for Chattanooga and is second on the team in scoring with four goals and three assists on 16 shots taken.
Freshman Monica Speth (Janesville, Wisc.) is third on the team with three goals and three assists. Adding two goals apiece are sophomores Melanie Arredondo (Tampico, Mexico), Loryn Queen (Lanesville, Ind.) and Hannah Wyatt (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.). Wyatt, however, suffered a season-ending injury against Davidson. Senior Taylor Mangrum (Franklin, Tenn.) has given up 24 of Chattanooga’s 38 goals against though 11 games and nine starts while making 72 saves (.750 saves percentage).