September 6, 2012

Bulldogs Set to Host Coastal Carolina, Northern Iowa in Home Opening Weekend



Charleston, S.C. – 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.

The Citadel vs. Coastal Carolina – Friday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m.

All-time vs. Chanticleers: 1-6
First Meeting: Oct. 26, 2001, 9-0, Chanticleers
Last Meeting: Sept. 15, 2009, 1-0, Bulldogs

Game Promotions:
* First 100 fans will receive Citadel t-shirts.
* Food and beverages will be available to purchase.

 The Citadel vs. Northern Iowa – Sunday, Sept. 9 at Noon

This is the first meeting between the Bulldogs and the Panthers.

Game Promotions:
* First 100 fans will receive a rally towel courtesy of AT&T.
* The Palmetto Battery color guard will present our nations colors before the national anthem.
* Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Garcia and Aponte Look to Rewrite the Record Books:
Mariana Garcia and Vanessa Aponte already hold a few Bulldog records through just two seasons, but the duo are on the cusp of breaking a few more program marks this season…

Career Goals

1. Kelly Pesterfield 28

2. Amy Loughran 21

3. Mariana Garcia 19

4. Lauren Merchant 18

5. Julie Austin 16

6. Vanessa Aponte 13

Career Shots

1. Kelly Pesterfield 165

2. Vanessa Aponte 141

3. Mariana Garcia 129

4. Lauren Merchant 128

Career Points

1. Kelly Pesterfield 58

2. Amy Loughran 49

3. Lauren Merchant 45

4. Mariana Garcia 43

5. Nicole Martinoli 27

6. Vanessa Aponte 34

Career Assists

1. Nicole Martinoli 9

2. Lauren Merchant 9

3. Vanessa Aponte 8

The tandem also ranks fourth and fifth, respectively, among active players in the conference in career shots. Garcia ranks second among active players in game-winning goals with nine, four shy of Furman’s Martha Hall.

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