Patriots Women's Soccer hosts Crusaders on Tuesday

Patriots Women's Soccer hosts Crusaders on Tuesday

The Francis Marion University women's soccer team will step out of conference action to host Belmont Abbey College Tuesday night (Nov. 5) at 7 p.m. on Hartzler Field.

The Patriots (7-7-1) are led by junior midfielder Dayle McEwen who has seven goals on the season followed by midfielder Emma Hall with two goals and three assists and freshman forward Bridget Barrett with two goals and two assists. Francis Marion keeper, Micahla Kitchen has 63 saves and four shutouts on the season and has a 1.35 GAA.

Belmont Abbey enters the match with a 10-3-3 record coming off a 3-1 win over Converse College this past weekend. The Crusaders are led by senior Morgan Patton with nine goals and six assists and by freshman Alexis Andrews who has nine goals with five assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauryn Harding holds a 1.13 GAA with 85 saves and five shutouts on the season.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and FMU students are admitted free. The match will be streamed live online courtesy of the Patriot Sports Network.

Francis Marion leads the all-time series 9-3-0.

Following Tuesday's contest, the FMU women will play their final regular season match at home against Flagler College on Saturday (Nov. 9) as part of a doubleheader with the men's team starting at 4 p.m.