Bucs remain undefeated in Big South following 1-1 draw with Gardner-Webb

Bucs remain undefeated in Big South following 1-1 draw with Gardner-Webb

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Jordan Newman scored in the 17th minute but Charleston Southern was unable to find the back of the net again and settled for a 1-1 tie against Gardner-Webb in a Big South contest Saturday at the CSU Soccer Field.

The Bucs remained undefeated in conference play at 2-0-1 and are 4-5-2 overall. The Runnin' Bulldogs are 2-8-1 and 0-1-1 in the league.

How They Scored

  • Newman scored her fifth goal of the season and third in league play. She won a battle for a loose ball in front of the goal after Gardner-Webb was unable to clear it and put it to the left of the keeper.
  • The Runnin' Bulldogs tied it in the 55th minute. Kayla Curatolo took a feed from Samuelle Grove, dribbled through the defense and hit the top left corner of the net.
  • The Bucs had several good scoring opportunities in the second 10-minute overtime period. CSU took four corner kicks during the stanza, and Peyton Motley and Grace Clark both took free kicks within striking distance of the goal.
  • Taylor Francis was able to stop a run by Grove three minutes into the second overtime to quell a potential Gardner-Webb threat.

Inside the Numbers

  • Gardner-Webb held a narrow 17-16 edge in shots, and CSU had seven shots on goal to six for the Runnin' Bulldogs.
  • Jazzin Clark led the Bucs with four shots, and Newman had two on goal.
  • Both teams finished with five corner kicks.
  • Alyssa Dellacqua had five saves and Keely Brown had six for Gardner-Webb.
  • Dellacqua, Francis, Grace Clark and Juliana Barbacci played all 110 minutes. Chloe Sherry went the distance until the first minute of the second overtime when she left after a collision with a Gardner-Webb player.

News and Notes

  • Newman increased her career totals to 12 goals and 28 points to lead all active CSU players. Her five goals already matches last year's total.
  • Dellacqua has 182 saves in her career and is three away from moving into fifth place in school history.
  • The Bucs also started 2-0-1 in the Big South in 2010 and went on to win their next three for a 5-0-1 league record through six games.
  • CSU is 5-2-1 in its last eight meetings with Gardner-Webb and leads the all-time series 7-5-2.

Quoting Eric Terrill
"This was a hard fought, physical battle. We would've liked to get a win, but any time you can pick up a point in a conference game it's a good result."

Up Next
The Bucs hit the road on Wednesday for a 5 p.m. game against defending Big South regular season champion High Point. CSU returns home next Saturday against Longwood at 2 p.m.

 

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