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WOMEN'S SOCCER AT HOME FOR PAIR OF REGIONAL DUELS

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tusculum College women’s soccer team returns home for the third week of the season after attending the Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga. where it dropped a pair of hard-fought matches to Georgia College & State University and the sixth-ranked University of Tampa.

The Pioneers have a pair of three-goal performers so far this season, as senior attackers Danielle Tanner and Kelly Barron have combined to score six of TC’s 12 goals through the first four matches of the 2008 campaign. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Tanner leads the team with seven points and is tied with Barron for the team lead in shots on goal (9). Barron, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, enters the week with a team-high 15 shots taken thus far.

Newcomers Rachelle Luster and Michelle Meade have made an impact in the attacking third for the black and orange this season, combining for three goals and three assists in four matches. Luster, a junior transfer from Lenexa, Kan., scored two of Tusculum’s nine goals against Mount Olive on Aug. 31, finding the back of the net off a rebound for the match-winner in the early minutes. Meade, a freshman product of Greeneville High School, scored her first collegiate goal against Mount Olive after recording her first collegiate point with an assist earlier in the match.

Tusculum is home for a pair of matches this weekend, taking on Columbus State University on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Armstrong Atlantic State University on Sunday at 2 p.m. Both matches will be played at Pioneer Field.

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