SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Jazmin Gonzalez stopped 19 shots, the second most saves in Charleston Southern history, but a goal by Isabella Burns in the second overtime gave USC Upstate a 1-0 victory in a Big South women's soccer contest.
The Buccaneers dropped to 4-2-2 on the season while playing their fourth straight overtime game. The Spartans improved to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
How It Happened
- Gonzalez kept the Bucs in the game by thwarting the Upstate offense, making 13 of her 19 saves after halftime
- CSU had seven shots in the first half including one by Erin Rush that struck the crossbar
- Upstate had five shots in the two overtime periods, with Gonzalez stopping two of them
- Burns finally broke the tie in the seventh minute of the second 10-minute overtime with her fourth goal of the season
Inside the Numbers
- Upstate finished with a 38-22 advantage in shots including 20-7 on goal
- Sidney Doherty led the Bucs with seven shots, and Emily Kifer had five with three on goal
- The Spartans had nine corner kicks to seven for CSU
- Madison McNally made seven saves for Upstate
News and Notes
- Gonzalez passed Mindy Hyde for second on the single-game saves list. Hyde had 18 against Campbell in 1994.
- The 19 saves are the most by a Big South goalkeeper so far this season
- The game was the first between the teams as Big South opponents. CSU still leads the all-time series by a 5-3 margin.
- The Bucs have played four straight overtime games for the first time 2001.
The Bucs host UNC Asheville on Saturday at 1 p.m. CSU is 9-2-1 against the Bulldogs in the last 12 meetings.