Asheville City SC women net historic first win, 1-0 over Chattanooga
WLOS - As far as first impressions go, Asheville couldn't have made a better one in introducing itself to the Women's Premier Soccer League. 1,472 fans packed Memorial Stadium to set a new league attendance record in the clubs first-ever game, hosting Chattanooga Football Club. The South Slope Blues fan group brought drums, megaphones, and passion. The team responded in kind.
After a first half that featured near-misses from both sides the game went to intermission deadlocked at zero. Early in the first half, Asheville City provided another historic moment. Sarah Jacobs, a former Clemson Tiger, netted the programs first goal in the 53rd minute. "It was really a team effort," Jacobs recalled after the match. "The ball was coming up the left side and I cut inside and hit off a few people. I just happened to be following the play and was in the right place at the right time and got a good strike on goal."
Blues keeper Bryson Lee, a member of the UNC Asheville Bulldogs, secured the shut-out and the first women's win at Memorial Stadium was in the books. "The crowd got to see women playing great soccer, just executing and putting the ball on the ground," said head coach Stacey Enos. "I was really proud of our team, and hopefully everyone's going to keep coming back and they're going to bring a friend next time."
The team hits the road next Saturday to Knoxville for its first road test before returning to Memorial Stadium on Thursday, May 17th to host the Carolina Lady Dynamo.