Bucs Down USC Beaufort in Exhibition Opener

Bucs Down USC Beaufort in Exhibition Opener

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern wrapped up its first week of fall camp with a 3-1 win over USC Beaufort in an exhibition game Wednesday at the CSU Soccer Field. The Buccaneers controlled play on both ends of the field, finishing with a 19-5 advantage in shots and producing 10 corner kicks to only two for the Sand Sharks.

How They Scored
CSU tallied twice the first of three 30-minute periods, with both goals coming on corner kicks off the foot of Lydia Frierson. Jordan Newman put home the first goal in the ninth minute, and Grace Clark found the net 14 minutes later.

A pair of freshmen combined for the third Buc goal, with Emily Crevani scoring off an assist from Juliana Barbaccia in the 38th minute. USCB avoided the shutout with just over 16 minutes remaining in the third period.

Key to the Game
The CSU defense made the day easy for the goalkeeper combo of Alyssa Dellacqua and Jazmin Gonzalez. Led by veteran backs Clark and Taylor Francis, the Bucs surrendered only two shots on goal, with Dellacqua making the lone save while playing the first 45 minutes.

Of Note
Newman is the top returning scorer for CSU after finding the net five times last season while Frierson was among a group of three Bucs who tied for the team lead with three assists.

Head Coach Eric Terrill: "This game gave us the opportunity to take a good look at everyone on our roster, especially with 11 new players trying to work their way into the mix and returning players looking to become leaders. We need to develop more chemistry on the field, but I thought we played really well today."

Grace Clark: "Everyone was ready to play someone else, and we were really excited to play today. Three goals is a good way to start, but we have a lot of work to do."

Up Next
The Bucs play their final exhibition game on Saturday at 10 a.m. against USC Upstate. The contest is scheduled to be played at the CSU Soccer Field but may be moved to MUSC Health Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery, depending on weather and field conditions. The regular season gets underway on Aug. 18 at Jacksonville.

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