CSU Routs UNC Asheville, 8-0October 16, 2010
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C – CSU defeated the Bulldogs of UNC Asheville at a score of 8-0 this afternoon. Today’s match was CSU’s most lopsided win of the season. The win improves the Buc’s record to an overall mark of 10-4-1 (4-0-1 BSC) and loss drops the Bulldogs to 1-10-0 (0-3-0 BSC).
The Buc’s controlled today’s match from the outset. CSU was incessantly on the attack trying to time their runs against the offside trap of UNC Asheville. This made for break away chances when they got it right, and ten offside’s flags when they jumped the gun.
It was not long into the match before the tie was broken in the 6th minute when Marky Boyce found herself on a break away one on one with the opposing keeper. She calmly tucked the ball into the back of the net for her 17th goal of the season.
Boyce’s second goal of the day came in the 26th minute when she found herself in another one on one situation with the keeper. She finished for her 18th of the season and a 1-0 lead.
The Buc’s third goal of the day came when Olivia Urig scored her first goal of the season. It came off a set piece in which she bent a low shot around the five man wall and past the keeper. This was the second time this season the Bucs have scored off a set piece, the first coming from Senior Caitlin Wesnesky against VMI this past Sunday.
Boyce completed her hat trick not long after Urig's goal in the 44th minute. Olivia Urig sent a nice through ball to Boyce who was once again one on one with the keeper and once again calmly put it away for the 4-0 lead. The current NCAA leader in goals scored tallied a hat trick in the first half alone, further bolstering her bid to be the nation's leading scorer come season’s end.
The Buc’s fifth goal on the day came when freshman Emma Krantz sent a nice cross in front of goal and fellow freshman Allison Lewis put it past the keeper for her fourth goal on the season.
Freshman Toni Lashley scored the Buc’s sixth goal on the day. She burst around the outside back of UNC Asheville and toward goal. She then cut it back against the grain and eluded a defender with a nimble half scissor kick for the goal. It was an impressive athletic finish for her fourth goal of the season.
Senior Michelle Dennis added the seventh goal on the afternoon. Dennis made a quick move on the keeper and dribbled around her for a chance on an open net. She put it in for her third goal of the season.
The Buc’s eighth and final goal on the day came from the boot of Rebecca Hollstegge. Freshman Tori Wright played a through ball to Hollstegge who put it in for her first goal on the season. The late goal was a nice reward for Hollstegge, who was back for only her second match after experiencing lingering affects of a concussion she incurred earlier in the season. This was Hollstegge’s first goal on the season, as well being Wright’s first assist of her career.
This is the Buc’s fourth win in Big South play and extends their unbeaten streak to seven matches. They are now in sole possession of first place in the Big South Conference standings after Winthrop defeated Radford yesterday.
The Buccaneers look to remain unbeaten in Big South play on Monday. They will play a home match against Presbyterian College, who is currently in third place in the Big South Conference standings. Kick off is set for 4:00 p.m. at Buccaneer field.
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