Second year under Jay Yelton starts with a win for ETSU women’s soccer


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Jay Yelton’s first season as head coach of the ETSU women’s soccer team played out far from his expectations. A COVID-19 spring season reduced to 8 games saw the Bucs go 1-6-1 with the lone win coming at home against UNCG.

Year Two had a much stronger start Thursday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium on the ETSU campus, beating Presbyterian 1-0 in front of a strong home crowd. Katie Phillips scored the only goal in the 5th minute, assisted by Maegan Sours.

Lightning delays bumped the match from it’s 7 p.m. start time back to 8:30 p.m. kickoff, after losing its original season opener against Ole Miss due to a weather cancellation.

The Bucs hit the road for four straight games, starting with a trip to Asheville, N.C. to face UNCA on Sunday afternoon.

You can find Michael Epps on Facebook and Twitter.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.