NAIA Women’s Soccer Match of the Week

Brenau vs. Belhaven SoccerThe No.20 ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers soccer team (6-2-1, 3-0-0 SSAC) hosts No.12 ranked William Carey University (6-4-0, 3-0-0 SSAC) this Saturday in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Soccer Match of the Week.

This match marks the fifth meeting between the two schools, dating back to 2004. The two programs have split the previous four meetings with the Crusaders claiming a 3-1 victory a year ago.

The Golden Tigers have won five of their last six matches, including a victory at then-No. 17 Mobile (Ala.), 3-1, last Saturday.

For the Golden Tigers, senior forward Esther Anyanwu, a 2012 NAIA All-American, currently leads the NAIA with 13 goals and ranks fourth with 28 points.

Junior goalkeeper Tori Brown has played in all nine games this season and owns a 1.19 goals against average. She has made 32 saves in 830 minutes, including a season-high six stops against NCAA Division II Union (Tenn.) on Aug. 30.

William Carey has a four match win streak in which the Crusaders have outscored their opponents 21-2, including an 11-0 victory against Brewton-Parker (Ga.) on Thursday.

Players to watch for the Crusaders include Emmaleigh Davis and Linfah Jones. Davis, a forward, leads the team with 12 scores and 25 points. Jones, a goalkeeper, owns a 1.49 goals against average and 36 saves in 724 minutes between the pipes.

The match start is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. eastern at Allen Creek Soccer Complex.

For more information on the soccer team, like news and schedules, visit the team’s page.