Lady Eagles Release 2013 Schedule
The TFC Lady Eagles soccer team has released their schedule for the fall of 2013. The season will begin for the Lady Eagles when they welcome Kentucky Christian University and Clearwater Christian College to campus for the TFC Classic tournament on August 30 – 31. The highlight of the schedule will be on Friday, October 11 as the Lady Eagles host Johnson University as their homecoming opponent. The homecoming match will kick off at 5:00. In total, the Lady Eagles will play 11 home games and 7 away games. To view the complete 2013 TFC Lady Eagles soccer schedule, please click here.
Lady Eagles to Host Tryout
Toccoa Falls College Lady Eagles soccer will be hosting an on-campus tryout for the 2013 fall season. In conjunction with the TFC admission department’s “TFC Campus Preview,” the try out will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 am. The purpose of this training session is to give prospective student-athletes the opportunity to experience TFC, and what it’s like to be a part of an intercollegiate soccer program. Prospective players will participate in training sessions and competitions under the direction of the TFC women’s soccer coaching staff along with other prospective players and current TFC players. Included in the try out is an opportunity to meet with our coaching staff and players, take a campus tour, and participate in other informational sessions about the college. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what makes TFC soccer special, and why this could be the place for you!
If you have any questions about this event, please contact head Coach Doug Howell email@example.com.
Lady Eagles’ Season Ends in Region Final
The women’s soccer south region tournament was held at TFC on October 26-27. The hosting Lady Eagles advanced to the tournament final, but were defeated by the nation’s top ranked Clearwater Christian College.
In the semi-final match, the TFC Lady Eagles defeated Florida Christian College Suns, 6-0. TFC dominated the match, and out shot the Suns 34-2. TFC’s offensive explosion was led by Lizz Rice, who scored two goals and also added an assist. Lauren Howell, Siara Stacey, Lindsay Zubler, and Kaelyn Watson each scored a goal in the win. Cory Buterbaugh assisted three of the Lady Eagles’ goals.
Needing to upset Clearwater Christian for an automatic bid to the national tournament, the Lady Eagles were out done despite their best efforts. CCC (15-2) scored an early goal in the match off the foot of the nation’s top player, Tori Hale. With the confidence of previously defeating the Lady Eagles twice in the regular season, Clearwater had all they needed to defeat TFC, and advance to the national tournament. Clearwater added two more goals before halftime for a 3-0 lead. A late, second half goal increased the final score to 4-0. TFC was outshot in the match 8-20. TFC head coach Doug Howell said, “I’m really proud of my seniors and this team. We improved a lot, and we have a good group returning next year.”
TFC’s season ended with a respectable 8-11 record; however, the Lady Eagles narrowly missed out on the at-large bid to the national tournament. TFC had four, first team all-region selections. Siara Stacey, Kaelyn Watson, Cory Buterbaugh, and Lauren Howell were selected by the region coaches. The region coaches also selected the second team all-region. Those selections were Becca Weatherstone and Lizz Rice. The region tournament final was the last game for seniors Becca Weatherstone, Kaelyn Watson, Cory Buterbaugh, Jennifer Doll, Karla Whitley, and Starry Bone.
TFC to Host South Region Tournament
Toccoa Falls College men’s and women’s soccer programs will host the South Region tournament on October 26 and 27. The women are the #2 seed, and will face #3 Florida Christian College on Friday the 26th at 4:30. The winner of that match will face will #1 Clearwater Christian College on Saturday at 4:30.
TFC’s men are also the #2 seed, and will host #3 Trinity Baptist College on Friday, October 26th at 7:00. The winner of that match will advance to face #1 Clearwater Christian College on Saturday at 7:00. The winners of Saturday’s matches will advance to the NCCAA national tournament in Kissimmee, Florida, on November 8-10.
Lady Eagles Win Second Straight
The TFC Lady Eagles defeated region opponent Florida Christian College on October 13. In a dominating performance, TFC controlled the match and earned the victory on homecoming, 3-0.
Senior Cory Buterbaugh gave TFC an early lead as she finished a shot from close range off a through ball from Lizz Rice. Midway through the first half, Lizz Rice double the Lady Eagles’ advantage. Defender Lauren Howell won possession from FCC, and played a long ball for Rice to run on to. Rice beat the defenders to the ball, and slipped the shot past the oncoming goalie. Rice’s goal gave TFC a 2-0 halftime lead. The score would remain 2-0 throughout most of the second half. TFC was content to possess the ball after halftime, and force the visiting Suns to defend the ball. Senior Kaelyn Watson would get the third and final goal for the Lady Eagles. Watson flicked Sierra Stacey’s corner kick into the back of the net with her head.
TFC dominated the match statistically, out shooting their opponents 42-2. The win was TFC’s second consecutive win, and brought their season record to 6-7 overall, and 2-2 in conference. TFC will have home games on Monday and Wednesday. On Monday, TFC will host Judson College at 4:00. On Wednesday, Georgia Gwinnett College will visit TFC for a 7:00 kick.
TFC Gets Road Win
TFC’s women’s soccer team traveled to Macon, Georgia, to face Wesleyan College on Wednesday. The visiting side dominated the match, and the Lady Eagles were victorious 3-0.
Having scored just a single goal in their previous three matches, the Lady Eagles have devoted countless practice time to finishing, and finally saw their hard work pay off against Wesleyan College. The Lady Eagles found the back of the net three times in the match, and controlled the ball possession throughout. TFC midfielder Cory Buterbaugh scored twice in the first 25 minutes of action. First, Buterbaugh finished from distanced in the 12th minute of the match. TFC’s lead would double to 2-0 after Buterbaugh scored her second goal of the game in the 23rd minute. Both of Buterbaugh’s goals were assisted by Lizz Rice. TFC tallied 16 shots in the first half alone, compared to just one by Wesleyan. The score would remain at 2-0 until the 77th minute. Lauren Howell converted from the penalty spot to give the Lady Eagles a comfortable 3-0 margin. In total, the Lady Eagles had 28 shots on goal. 16 of those shots were saved by Wesleyan’s keeper, Abby Stephens. Kaelyn Watson was credited with the shutout for the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Eagles’ homecoming match will be played at 1:00 against region opponent Florida Christian College. The Lady Eagles will also be at home on Monday, October 15th for a 4:00 match against Judson.
Seniors Lead Lady Eagles in Conference Win
The Lady Eagles soccer team visited region opponent Florida Christian College on September 22, and came away with a 2-0 victory. The Lady Eagles were victorious in an important region match up that tested their ability to rebound from a tough loss the day before.
TFC (4-4) answered the call and showed their resiliency by dominating the possession and attack of the match. TFC’s midfielder Corey Buterbaugh exampled senior leadership by giving the Lady Eagles the 1-0 lead. The goal was Buterbaugh’s second of the year and was assisted by Liz Rice. Karla Whitely, another TFC senior, increased the lead to 2-0 with her team leading fourth goal on the year. Buterbaugh was credited with the assist on the goal. Kaelyn Watson played the full 90 minutes in net for TFC, and was awarded her first shutout of the season. It was the Lady Eagles’ fourth shutout this year. TFC out shot FCC in the game, 25-5.
The TFC Lady Eagles will play two road matches this week. First, they will travel to North Carolina to face Warren Wilson College on Thursday, September 27. Two days later on the 29th, the Lady Eagles will square off against Tennessee Temple University.
TFC Falls to Rival Clearwater Christian
Toccoa Falls College women’s soccer team fell on the road on September 21 to undefeated Clearwater Christian College, 5-0. The Lady Eagles were decimated by injuries to their backline, and were unable to stop the nation’s leading goal scoring combo.
The Lady Eagles (4-4) went into the match optimistic about their progress on the season, and had allowed a total of two goals in their previous four matches. The Lady Eagles fell behind early in the match when the nation’s leading attacker Tori Hale gave the Clearwater Cougars (7-0) the early lead. Hale would bury another strike before the intermission to increase the home side’s advantage to 2-0. Shortly after halftime, as several Lady Eagle defenders were sidelined by injury, Hale scored two more goals in quick succession to remove any remaining doubt in the game. Kelsey Redemann would tack on the Clearwater’s fifth goal before the final whistle.
Toccoa Falls was out shot in the match, 5-23. TFC goal keeper Kaelyn Watson saved 8 and reserve keeper Becca Heath was credited with two saves.
TFC Lady Eagles will play two road matches this week. First, they will travel to North Carolina to face Warren Wilson College on Thursday, September 27. Two days later on the 29th, the Lady Eagles will square off against Tennessee Temple University.
Lady Eagles Stumble on the Road
Toccoa Falls women’s soccer team (3-3) traveled to Greenville, South Carolina, to face Bob Jones University (2-4) on September 14. Bob Jones University is in their inaugural intercollegiate season, and is a member of NCCAA Division 1. The Lady Eagles from Toccoa Falls were outmatched in the game, and fell to the Lady Bruins, 1-0.
The Lady Eagles fell behind in the 18th minute of the match when BJU’s Jocelyn Reemtsma scored from distance over the head of TFC’s goalie Kaelyn Watson. Even though the Lady Eagles were able to regroup and show a more determined effort in the second half, Bob Jones would continue to control the possession and statistics of the match. TFC was out shot in the game, 23-3. Despite the large disparity in shots, Watson was only forced to make 6 saves on the night as most of BJU’s shots strayed off target. TFC coach Doug Howell said, “They were the biggest and fastest team we have faced so far. Lauren Howell, Svenja Baumruck, Becca Weatherstone, and Elizabeth Mattison were just some of the girls who played well…and the girls off the bench did a great job.”
The Lady Eagles’ next matches will be played at Clearwater Christian College on September 21 and at Florida Christian College the following day.
TFC Wins at Home, 1-0
The women’s soccer team was victorious over Wesleyan College on September 12, 1-0. With their second consecutive win, the Eagles improve to 4-3 on the year.
Though the tight score line indicates a close game, the Eagles controlled the match and possession of the ball. TFC freshman Lizz Rice put the Eagles ahead in the first half with a strike in the 42nd minute. Once on top, the game was never in doubt. The Wesleyan College Pioneers were able to keep the score close because of the skill of their goalie, Abby Stephens. Stephens registered 34 saves, and was under constant pressure from the Eagles attack. In total, the Eagles tallied 44 shots, a TFC Lady Eagles record. The Pioneers did not have any shots on the goal as the Eagles defense recorded their second consecutive shutout.
On Friday, September 14, the Lady Eagles will travel to Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, for the first time in school history. Game time is 7:00 pm.
Lady Eagles vs. Oglethorpe University 1 – 0, Loss
Women’s soccer hosted Oglethorpe University on Thursday. Despite a solid team effort from the Eagles, the visitors came away with the win, defeating TFC 1-0.
The back and forth contest remained tied at 0-0 until the 85th minute when Oglethorpe was able to take a 1-0 lead off a loose ball in the box. TFC had three good chances on the Oglethorpe net before the final whistle, but were unable to finish the chances. TFC goal keeper Kaeyln Watson saved 12 shots in the loss. “Lauren Howell and the rest of the defense played really well tonight,” reflected head coach Doug Howell. “We forced them to settle for long range shots that Kaeyln (Watson) handled well.”
TFC (1-2) travels to Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee, this Saturday. The next home match for the Lady Eagles is Wednesday, September 12 against Wesleyan College. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00pm.
Women’s Soccer Starts Season 1 – 1
TFC hosted the Toccoa Classic soccer tournament over the Labor Day weekend. The Eagles fell to Kentucky Christian University 4-3, but defeated nationally ranked #2 Manhattan Christian College 3-0.
The Lady Eagles (1-1) scored early on a goal by Starry Bone, with an assist from Rachel Berry. The scored remained at 1-0 through halftime, until Berry earned a pair of goals for herself. Berry scored twice, with assists from Cory Buterbaugh and Lauren Howell. The Lady Eagles defense shut down the MCC attack, and Kaelyn Watson and Becca Heath earned the shutout. TFC had a large advantage in the “shots” category, out shooting their opponent 34 to 1.
The next match is Thursday vs. Oglethorpe at home with a 5:00pm kickoff. The win against MCC moved TFC into the #10 spot on the NCCAA rankings.
2012 Lady Eagles Soccer
The 2012 Lady Eagles soccer team will have quite a new look, as more than half the team are new members, with 8 freshmen, and 5 new upperclass players. Four seniors will lead the team: Cory Buterbaugh, All-American and All-Region midfielder; Becca Weatherstone, defender; Starry Bone, midfielder/forward; Kaelyn Watson, goalkeeper- returning after shoulder surgery.
Lauren Howell and Siara Stacey will help continue the Lady Eagles record setting defense – allowing the fewest goals ever by a Lady Eagles team, last season. Along with the new players, Sara Allen, Rachel Berry, Renee St. Pierre, and Carmela Love will be expected to contribute on the field. With the loss of 8 players from last season, there will be competition for positions. Jen Doll, goalkeeper for the 4th ranked Lady Eagles, in 2009, will be returning, but as a field player.
There are 7 teams on the schedule the Lady Eagles have never played before.The Lady Eagles get started early, with an exhibition against Oxford College on Aug. 17.