CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lydia Frierson and Kylie Doster scored goals, and the Charleston Southern defense made the lead stand up in a 2-1 victory over The Citadel to open a two-game weekend set against city rivals. CSU improved to 2-3 with its third straight win over The Citadel while the Bulldogs suffered their first loss in four games.
How They Scored
- CSU took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when Sidney Doherty's shot hit the crossbar, and Frierson was able to put the rebound over the head of Citadel goalkeeper Kaeley Johnston. The goal was Frierson's first of the season and seventh of her career. Doherty was credited with the assist.
- The Bucs added to their advantage in the second half on Doster's first career goal. The freshman secured a loose ball after a shot by Frierson was blocked and finished in the 68th minute to make it 2-0.
- After a pair of shots were blocked by the CSU defense, the Bulldogs broke through with just under 10 minutes remaining on a goal by Logan Dix, assisted by Cierra Skyers. CSU goalkeeper Alyssa Dellacqua saved the last Bulldog shot attempt in the 83rd minute.
Inside the Numbers
- The Bucs held the edge in shots (15-13), shots on goal (6-4) and corner kicks (8-4).
- Dellacqua had three saves while Johnston and Logan Leask combined for four saves for The Citadel.
- Frierson and Doherty paced CSU with three shots followed by Jordan Newman and Emily Crevani with two.
News and Notes
- With seven goals and six assists, Frierson has 20 points in her career, tying her with Newman for the most of any current CSU player. Frierson has two goals and an assist during the three-game winning streak against The Citadel.
- The late Bulldog goal denied the Bucs their third straight shutout over The Citadel. CSU improved to 8-4-1 all-time against its intracity rival.
- CSU has ended The Citadel's run of three straight season-opening wins the past two years.
- The win was the first against a Division I opponent on the road for the Bucs since defeated UNC Asheville on October 5, 2013.
Quoting Eric Terrill
"Any win on the road is a big one, and doing it against a city rival makes it more special. We played well today, and getting the win helps our overall confidence. Kylie Doster scoring her first goal to put us up 2-0 was huge, and we were able to create several more scoring opportunities."
The Bucs host the College of Charleston in the annual Silver Cup battle at the CSU Soccer Field on Sunday at 4 p.m.