Soccer Preview: Buccaneers will look for win at Winthrop

Soccer Preview: Buccaneers will look for win at Winthrop

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern will travel to Winthrop University for their fourth conference match of the season as the Buccaneers face the Eagles at Eagle Stadium on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Fans can follow the action on the Big South Network, Live Stats on and in-game updates on Twitter: @CSUGameDay.

Soccer Match Notes - vs. Winthrop University

Scouting the Opposition
Winthrop University enters Wednesday's matchup with a 3-7 overall record and a 0-2 conference record on the season.  The Eagles have recorded wins against USC Upstate, South Carolina State, and Marist College.

The Eagles' offense has been led by freshman forward, Keeley Leising.  Leising has recorded four goals for the season, including one in Winthrop's win over USC Upstate, another in their loss to Coastal Carolina, again in the Eagles' victory over South Carolina State and most recently in Winthrop's conference loss to Radford University.  Ten Eagles players have contributed one assist for the season.

Senior goalkeeper Karly Gustafson leads Winthrop's defense with 35 saves for the season for a save percentage of .686 and two shutouts total. 

Last Time Between CSU and Winthrop University * October 14, 2015
Lydia Frierson scored on a first half penalty kick and Anna Sells connected on her seventh goal of the season late in the contest as Charleston Southern shutout visiting Winthrop on Wednesday afternoon at the CSU Soccer Field, 2-0.  Alyssa Dellacqua recorded her second shutout of the season in the net as the freshman goalkeeper stopped all eight Eagles shots on goal in the contest.
Charleston Southern improved to 5-5-2, 2-3 in Big South play with the win and the offense clicked early as CSU recorded eight of the first nine shots in the game led by Sells and Frierson.

Recapping CSU's Last Game
Charleston Southern was unable to rally back from a strong first half put up by Radford as the Buccaneers fell to the Highlanders on the road, 2-0.  The Buccaneers (6-5, 2-1) struggled to maintain possession throughout the match, with Radford (5-4, 3-0) outshooting CSU, 19-6.  Anna Sells made several attempts to put the Bucs on the board, with one shot blocked in the 4th minute and another goal attempt stopped in the 33rd minute by Radford goalkeeper Jessica Wollmann.  Sells was given another opportunity to score in the 78th minute after a foul called on Radford, but the shot sailed high, just over the net.  Midfielder Erica Gazzani also put up an offensive effort, taking two shots for the match.  Radford goalkeeper Courtenay Kaplan saved Gazzani's first attempt, while her second attempt, a header goal, drifted wide of the net. Defensively, goalkeeper Liz Amanda Brown recorded two saves for the match.    

Good as Newman
After only playing a few games her freshman year and sitting out all of last season due to an injury, redshirt sophomore Jordan Newman is back for the Bucs and proved last week, she's good as new.  Newman contributed to all three of Charleston Southern goals as the Buccaneers topped Campbell University on Wednesday afternoon at the CSU Soccer Field, 3-1.  The redshirt sophomore forward recorded her first collegiate multi-goal effort and first assist of the season, contributing a pass to Anna Sells for the second goal of the match.  Newman's rough collegiate start hasn't dictated her finish, with the powerhouse player now at five goals for the season.

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