CSU Soccer Defeats Maine, 2-1August 27, 2010
By CSU Sports Information
|Marky Boyce heads in the game winner.|
CHARLESTON S.C. – The CSU Lady Bucs beat the Black Bears of the University of Maine this afternoon 2-1. That pushes the Bucs' record to 2-1-0 and the Black Bears fall to 1-2-0.
Maine got their noses ahead when Carolyne Nellis put in her first goal of the season and broke the stalemate in the 27th minute. CSU keeper Amy Arroyo had made a nice save on a quality shot, but the keeper’s parry made its way to Nellis who headed it past Arroyo and into the net.
CSU got off to a slow start, but a mid-half formation adjustment by Coach Eric Terrill began to pay off. The Bucs started to retain the lion share of possession throughout midfield.
The Bucs first goal came just before the break when a perfectly weighted through ball from Senior Michelle Dennis found its way through the middle to the well-timed run of Allison Lewis. One on one with the keeper, Lewis sent a low shot out of her reach and into the back of the net. With two goals in her first three collegiate games, it is certain that more exciting things are sure to come from the Bucs’ burgeoning talent.
With the start of the second half it was clear that Coach Terrill’s early adjustment had done the trick. The Bucs continued to control possession and flow of the game into the second half.
The Bucs winning goal came from whom else but Marky Boyce. A nice ball was played into space for Dennis on the counter attack. Dennis centered the ball to a waiting Boyce who headed it home for the go ahead goal. This was Boyce’s 4th goal already this season, who is on pace to equal or better her accomplishments of a season ago.
Dennis assisted on both goals for the match. She also came all the way back from right wing to make several key defensive takeaways at key moments late in the second half.
The dying moments were not without their fair share of drama. The final minutes included a team save header on the goal line by defenseman Casey Bolduc to preserve the 2-1 score line with just minutes to play. A heads up game saving play by Bolduc that won’t show up on a stat sheet.
“Huge win for us” coach Eric Terrill said following the game. “To beat a team like that, Richmond last year and now Maine this year, it just shows the steps our program is taking. Both of them very quality teams”
The Bucs continue their home stand with a match against Jacksonville Sunday afternoon. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. Related Item: Box Score