2012 Soccer News

April 22, 2013
Odie Delaney, Ugi Khishignyam and Mariana Garcia Named Athletes of the Year at The Citadel Awards Banquet
The wrestling duo both earned All-America honors while Garcia has rewritten The Citadel's women's soccer record book

March 4, 2013
Bulldog Soccer Tops Montreat, Falls to UNC Asheville in Spring Season Finale
The Citadel soccer team dropped a Saturday contest to UNC Asheville 5-0 before capping its spring season with a 3-1 victory over Montreat.

February 26, 2013
Bulldog Soccer Tops Charleston Southern, Ties Coker in Spring Contests
Mariana Garcia notched a goal in each of Sunday’s two spring matches to help lead The Citadel soccer team to a 2-1 win over Charleston Southern before playing to a 1-1 draw against Coker on Johnson Hagood Field.

February 18, 2013
Citadel Soccer Defeats USC-Beaufort, Charleston Southern in Spring Soccer Contests
The Citadel soccer team played 45 minutes apiece against USC-Beaufort and Charleston Southern at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Sunday, winning both contests by scores of 1-0 and 2-1, respectively.

February 11, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Spring Opener to South Carolina, 3-1
Mariana Garcia scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal when The Citadel soccer team dropped its spring season opener to South Carolina on Friday afternoon.

January 4, 2013
Bulldog Soccer Honored with NSCAA Team Academic Award
The Citadel soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year on the strength of a team grade point average of 3.5 during the fall and 3.54 in the spring.

October 30, 2012
Garcia Tabbed with First Team All-SoCon Honors; Aponte Voted to Second Team
Junior midfielders Mariana Garcia and Vanessa Aponte were voted to the 2012 All-SoCon first and second teams, respectively, by the league’s head coaches, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Junior forward Jannel Johnson was selected to the all-freshman team.

October 24, 2012
Bulldogs Drop Heartbreaker to College of Charleston
The Bulldogs and Cougars added another exciting chapter to the crosstown rivalry on Wednesday night as The Citadel soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision in a game that would give the winner the final spot in the Southern Conference tournament.

October 23, 2012
Bulldogs Set for “Win and In” Match Against Crosstown Foe College of Charleston
The Citadel soccer team’s playoff hopes are on the line on Wednesday night when it faces off against the College of Charleston at 7 p.m. at Patriot’s Point in Mt. Pleasant. The winner of the match earns the final spot in the 2012 Southern Conference tournament which is slated to begin on Oct. 28.

October 21, 2012
Bulldogs Fall to Western Carolina in Crucial SoCon Battle
Vanessa Aponte netted a 73rd minute goal to even the score but a Western Carolina goal with eight minutes left in the match lifted the Catamounts to a 3-2 victory in a critical conference battle on Sunday afternoon.

October 19, 2012
Bulldogs Edge Out Mountaineers Behind Johnson's Two Goal Performance
The Citadel women's soccer team netted two late goals to come from behind in the second half and nab a 3-2 victory over Appalachian State in Friday night Southern Conference battle. The win improves the Bulldogs' overall record to 5-10-1 and conference record to 3-5-1 with two games remaining.

October 18, 2012
Bulldogs Hit the Road for a Pair of Crucial Conference Matches
The Citadel soccer team will trek to North Carolina this weekend for a pair of crucial conference matches against Appalachian State on Friday at 7 p.m. and Western Carolina on Sunday at 2 p.m.

October 14, 2012
Garcia Breaks Goals Record in Bulldogs’ Loss to Chattanooga
Mariana Garcia posted her third two-goal performance of the season en route to breaking The Citadel’s all-time career goals mark with 29 but Chattanooga’s two second half goals were enough to edge out The Citadel 3-2 on Sunday.

October 12, 2012
The Citadel Falls to Samford in Battle of the Bulldogs
The Citadel soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Samford in a Friday afternoon conference battle on Washington Light Infantry Field. The loss drops The Citadel’s record to 2-4-1 in the Southern Conference, while first place Samford improves their SoCon mark to 5-0-2.

October 11, 2012
Bulldogs Slated for Final Two Home Games Against Samford, Chattanooga
The Bulldog soccer team will kick off Parent’s Weekend at The Citadel with a 4 p.m. match on Friday against defending Southern Conference champion Samford before hosting Chattanooga on Sunday at 2 p.m. for Senior Day on Washington Light Infantry Field.

October 7, 2012
Garcia Drills Two Goals En Route to Bulldogs’ 4-2 Victory Over Georgia Southern
Mariana Garcia scored two goals on five shots to record her ninth and tenth goals of the season as the The Citadel women’s soccer team downed Georgia Southern 4-2 in a hard fought Southern Conference battle on Sunday.

October 4, 2012
Davidson Tops The Citadel in Midweek Conference Clash
Mariana Garcia’s early second half goal was not enough on Thursday as Davidson edged out The Citadel 2-1 on Washington Light Infantry Field. The loss drops the Bulldog’s record to 3-8-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the conference.

October 3, 2012
Bulldogs Host Davidson, Travel to Georgia Southern for Midseason Conference Matches
The Citadel women’s soccer team will host Davidson on Thursday at 4 p.m. on Washington Light Infantry Field before traveling to Statesboro, Ga., to face Georgia Southern on Sunday at 2 p.m.

September 30, 2012
Bulldogs Drop Close SoCon Match to UNC Greensboro
Mariana Garcia drilled her seventh goal of the season to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead at the half, but UNC Greensboro’s two second half goals were enough to edge out The Citadel 2-1 at UNCG Stadium on Sunday.

September 28, 2012
Bulldogs Play to a 1-1 Draw Against Elon
The Citadel’s defense held strong through two overtime periods after Nicole Levermann’s 65th minute header found the back of the net to even the score at one goal apiece on Friday night against Elon on Rudd Field. With the 1-1 draw, the Bulldogs now hold an overall record of 3-6-1 and a Southern Conference record of 1-1-1.

September 27, 2012
Bulldogs Hit the Road for SoCon Matches Against Elon, UNC Greensboro
The Citadel women’s soccer team will trek to North Carolina for two tough conference road tests as the Bulldogs are set to face Elon on Friday at 7 p.m., before closing out the weekend on Sunday at 2 p.m. at UNC Greensboro.

September 23, 2012
Aponte Breaks The Citadel’s Career Shots Mark En Route to 3-1 Win Over Wofford
Vanessa Aponte had a career day on Washington Light Infantry Field on Sunday as the Bulldogs topped Wofford 3-1 to improve their record to 3-6 overall and 1-1 in the Southern Conference.

September 21, 2012
The Citadel Drops SoCon Opener to Furman
Vanessa Aponte fired six shots, leaving her just two behind The Citadel’s all-time shots record on Friday as the Bulldogs were downed by Furman 3-0 in the team’s Southern Conference opener on Washington Light Infantry Field.

September 20, 2012
The Citadel Set to Kick Off SoCon Action Hosting Furman, Wofford
The Citadel soccer team will look to carry the momentum from a thrilling 3-2 come from behind win over Charleston Southern on Monday into conference play as the Bulldogs open up the Southern Conference slate with a pair of games this weekend.

September 19, 2012
Bulldog Soccer Volunteers with Special Olympics
The Citadel women’s soccer team worked with the Special Olympics at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. The Bulldogs ran a training session for the athletes and finished up with a scrimmage game.

September 17, 2012
The Citadel Scores Three Goals in a Span of Three Minutes to Top Charleston Southern 3-2
An 81st minute goal by Mariana Garcia opened up the scoring frenzy for the Bulldogs on Monday as The Citadel posted three goals in the final 10 minutes of play to top Charleston Southern 3-2. The win improves The Citadel’s record to 2-5 as they begin Southern Conference action this weekend.

September 16, 2012
Bulldogs Close Out Non-Conference Slate Against Charleston Southern
The Citadel women’s soccer team will complete their non-conference schedule on Monday when it heads to Charleston Southern to take on the Buccaneers at 3 p.m. The game is a makeup from the Bulldogs’ season opener that was postponed due to inclement weather.

September 13, 2012
Bulldogs Drop 1-0 Heartbreaker to Winthrop
A 49th minute goal by Winthrop’s Grace Radler was the difference on Wednesday night as The Citadel women’s soccer was downed 1-0 on Eagle Field in Rock Hill, S.C. The loss drops the Bulldog’s record to 1-5-0 on the season.

September 11, 2012
Bulldogs Head to Winthrop for Midweek Contest
The Citadel women’s soccer team will head to Rock Hill, S.C., to take on Winthrop for a Wednesday evening matchup against the Eagles. The game is slated to start at 7 p.m.

September 9, 2012
Garcia Nets Two Goals En Route to Bulldogs 5-0 Shutout Over Northern Iowa
Four different Bulldogs recorded goals, including career-first scores from freshmen Kimberly Maldonado and Jannel Johnson as The Citadel women’s soccer team downed Northern Iowa 5-0 on Washington Light Infantry Field on Sunday. The win is the Bulldogs’ first of the season, improving their record to 1-4-0.

September 7, 2012
Bulldogs Fall to Chanticleers in Home Opener
The Citadel women’s soccer team dropped its home opener to Coastal Carolina 3-0 on Washington Light Infantry Field on Friday. The loss leaves the Bulldogs with a record of 0-4-0 on the season.

September 6, 2012
Bulldogs Set to Host Coastal Carolina, Northern Iowa in Home Opening Weekend
The Citadel soccer team will host their first two matches of the season this weekend on Washington Light Infantry Field. The Bulldogs will take on Coastal Carolina on Friday at 4 p.m., before welcoming Northern Iowa on Sunday at noon.

August 31, 2012
Wolfpack Tops Bulldogs in Friday Evening Match
The Citadel soccer team fell to ACC foe N.C. State 5-0 in an evening match at Dail Soccer Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., on Friday. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 0-3 on the season.

August 30, 2012
Bulldog Soccer Heads to Raleigh to Take On N.C. State
The Citadel soccer team will hit the road for Raleigh, N.C., to face off against ACC foe N.C. State on Friday at 7 p.m., at Dail Soccer Stadium. This will mark the first meeting between the two programs.

August 26, 2012
The Citadel Drops 5-1 Match to Bryant
Mariana Garcia netted her second goal in two games as the Bulldogs fell to Bryant 5-1 to close out the weekend at Bulldog Stadium in Smithfield, R.I.

August 24, 2012
Bulldogs Fall to Maine 5-1 in Season Opener
Mariana Garcia posted The Citadel’s lone goal as the Bulldogs were topped by the Black Bears 5-1 in the season opener on Alumni Field in Orono, Maine, on Friday.

August 23, 2012
Bulldogs Trek North to Take on Maine and Bryant
After opening up the season with two postponed contests due to inclement weather, The Citadel women’s soccer team will journey 1,214 miles to officially kick off the 2012 campaign. The Bulldogs will take on Maine at 4 p.m., on Friday before heading to Bryant on Sunday for an 11 a.m. contest.

August 19, 2012
Tonight's Soccer Game at Winthrop Postponed Due to Inclement Weather
The Citadel soccer team's match against Winthrop scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m., has been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Eagle Field was deemed unplayable due to poor weather conditions.

August 17, 2012
Bulldog’s Season Opener Postponed Due to Rain, Make Up Set for Sept. 17
Heavy rain and lightning hit hard at Charleston Southern on Friday as the season opener for the soccer team was called in the 55th minute with the Bulldogs leading 2-1.

August 16, 2012
Bulldogs Open Season on the Road with Charleston Southern and Winthrop
The Citadel women’s soccer team will kick off the 2012 campaign this weekend with a set of road games against Charleston Southern on Friday at 4 p.m. and Winthrop on Sunday at 7 p.m.

August 16, 2012
2012 Bulldog Soccer Season Preview
The Citadel soccer team will enter the 2012 season on Friday with just one senior on the roster, a stark difference from last year’s team which dawned eight seniors, six of whom were four-year starters, but head coach Bob Winch emphasizes that there is no lack of leadership on this squad.

August 14, 2012
Shanna Couch Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Former Citadel soccer cadet-student-athlete Shanna Couch has been honored with an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship following her graduation this past spring. Couch, who is currently pursuing her doctorate of physical therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center, was one of just 29 female student-athletes nationally, and the first in Citadel history, to receive the prestigious award.

August 13, 2012
Bulldogs Topped by Dolphins in Final Preseason Game
The Citadel soccer team fell to Jacksonville on Sunday 5-0 to finish their weekend exhibition slate at the Ashley Sports Complex. The Bulldogs will head into the regular season next Friday, Aug. 17, at Charleston Southern.

August 12, 2012
Bulldogs Drop Weekend Exhibition Game to North Florida, 4-2
The Bulldog soccer team was downed by North Florida 4-2 in a season-opening exhibition game at Hodges Stadium on Friday evening in Jacksonville, Fla. The Citadel will stay in town to take on Jacksonville University on Sunday at noon to conclude their preseason schedule.

August 8, 2012
Aponte, Garcia Tabbed with Preseason All-Conference Honors
Juniors Vanessa Aponte and Mariana Garcia were named to the 2012 women’s soccer preseason all-conference team by the coaches of the Southern Conference on Wednesday. The Citadel, along with Furman and Samford, are the only teams to place more than one athlete on the squad.

May 17, 2012
Seven Bulldog Soccer Players Achieve Perfect GPAs for Spring Semester
The Citadel soccer team netted 26 goals on the field during the 2011 season but in the spring semester the Bulldogs achieved an impressive goal in the classroom as seven players posted perfect 4.0 GPAs and 16 recorded GPAs of 3.0 or higher. As a team, the Bulldogs posted a cumulative GPA of 3.54, tops among all athletic programs for the spring.

May 11, 2012
Bulldog Soccer Inks Seven For Upcoming 2012 Season
Citadel head soccer coach Bob Winch announced the addition of seven cadet-student-athletes who will join the Bulldogs’ soccer program for the 2012 season. The Class of 2016 includes representatives from Florida, Texas and South Carolina and garners The Citadel soccer team’s first player from England in its 11-year history.

May 10, 2012
Bulldogs Graduate 56 Cadet-Student-Athletes in 2012 Commencement Ceremonies
A total of 56 cadet-student-athletes representing 13 sports graduated in last Saturday’s commencement ceremonies at McAlister Fieldhouse. The 56 graduates obtained degrees in 13 different majors in diverse programs including engineering, sport management, business administration, biology and modern languages.

May 5, 2012
Shanna Couch Earns Top Graduate Honors Among The Citadel Corps of Cadets
Shanna Couch is the first woman in Citadel history to be first honor graduate after maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA during her collegiate career.

April 27, 2012
Bulldog Soccer Takes Part in “Keep Charleston Beautiful” Program
The Bulldogs left the soccer pitch to “pitch in” and clean up trash at Hampton Park as part of “Keep Charleston Beautiful.” The program is designed to promote the cleanliness and beautification of the City of Charleston through education, public awareness and community involvement.

April 24, 2012
Seniors and Staff Top Underclassmen in “Final Exam Game”
Athletic Trainer Steve Outlaw netted a last minute penalty kick goal for the Bulldog seniors and staff to give the veterans a 4-3 advantage over the underclassmen in the inaugural “Final Exam Game.”

April 23, 2012
Odie Delaney, Vanessa Aponte Named The Citadel's Athletes of the Year
The junior wrestler and sophomore soccer player received top honors at The Citadel's first-ever Athletics Awards Banquet.

April 2, 2012
Couch Honored with 2012 Southern Conference Presidential Award
Senior soccer defender Shanna Couch was selected for the 2012 Southern Conference Presidential scholarship on Monday. A five-person committee of SoCon administrators selected eight student-athletes out of a pool of 37 candidates based upon their accomplishments in academics, athletics and community service.

February 17, 2012
Bulldog Soccer Opens Spring Slate With a Pair of Home Matches
The Citadel women’s soccer team will be back in action this weekend as it hosts two spring games on Washington Light Infantry Field. The Bulldogs will take on USC-Aiken on Saturday at 11 a.m., before facing on the South Carolina Women’s League team on Sunday at 1 p.m.

January 31, 2012
Bulldog Soccer Releases 2012 Fall Schedule
The Citadel women’s soccer team released its schedule for the 2012 season on Tuesday. The Bulldogs, who finished 5-11-3 overall and 3-6-2 in the conference a year ago, will host seven games on Washington Light Infantry Field, including five Southern Conference matches.

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