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WSOC Opens Season Tonight (at WVU, ESPN+, 5pm)

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UB Women’s Soccer opens their 2021 season tonight (Thursday, August 19, 2021) with a televised match at West Virginia (ESPN+, 5pm).

The team will then play Niagara at UB Stadium on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 7pm (which will be streamed live on YouTube), before heading to Yale for a televised match (ESPN+) on August 27 at 4pm.

The Bulls return most of the team that went 6–1–1 in the spring, including all goal scorers, led by grad student Marcy Barberic, who scored 9 goals in the spring and was named second team All-American and MAC Offensive Player of the Year. Two other grad students return: Gianna Yurchak (3 goals, 4 assists in the spring) and Kaitlyn Walsh (2 goals and 2 assists in the spring). Junior Leah Wengender was named Second Team All-MAC and to the All-Midwest Region Third Team after scoring two goals and adding four assists.

Senior goalie Emily Kelly returns, after a season in which she was named first-team All-MAC. Also, MAC Defensive Player of the Year Hannah Callaghan returns for her senior year.