Bucs open Big South women's soccer slate at Presbyterian

Bucs open Big South women's soccer slate at Presbyterian

CHARLESTON, S.C. - After having a pair of games postponed by Hurricane Florence last week, the Charleston Southern women's soccer team opens its Big South schedule Wednesday with a 7 p.m. game at Presbyterian. 

The Buccaneers bring a 3-1-1 record into the contest, their first since a 2-1 overtime victory over Jacksonville on September 9. Postponed games at South Carolina State and Radford have been rescheduled for October 14 and October 23, respectively. 

Live stats and video will be available for the Presbyterian game. The Blue Hose saw their five-game winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Winthrop on Friday, dropping them to 5-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big South.

Kat Klingensmith and Kayla Robinson both scored their first career goal in the win over the Dolphins, with Robinson also assisting on the Klingensmith game-winning tally in the seventh minute of overtime. Alyssa Dellacqua made four saves to increase her career total to 221, the fifth most in CSU history.

Erin Rush (vs. Wofford) and Allie Crossland (vs. FIU) also have game-winning goals while Peyton Motley's goal against Mercer produced a 1-1 tie. Jazmin Gonzalez has started four of the five games and has made 25 saves while leading the Big South in both save percentage at .862 and goals against average at 0.95.

Presbyterian defeated The Citadel, Alabama State, Mercer, South Carolina State and Wofford in its five-game run, scoring 16 goals in those contests. Kelsey Yeager is tied for second in the Big South with five goals, and Morgan Hutchison is tied for third with four. Megan Serrano has four wins in goal with 29 saves, a .784 save percentage and 1.33 goals against average.

CSU holds a 6-4-1 lead in the series against Presbyterian dating back to the first meeting in 2007. The Bucs have won two of the past three, including a 3-1 victory last year in Charleston. The Blue Hose have won three of the six games in Clinton with another ending in a tie.

Following Wednesday's game, the Bucs return home Saturday against Longwood with kickoff at 2 p.m.

 

 

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