Bucs edge South Carolina State in final non-conference game of season

Bucs edge South Carolina State in final non-conference game of season

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Danielle Maggio scored for the second straight game, breaking a tie in the 73rd minute to give Charleston Southern a 2-1 win over South Carolina State on Sunday.

The Bucs improved to 7-4-2 heading into the homestretch of the season comprised of road games at Winthrop and Radford with a Senior Day home contest against Hampton in between. CSU enters the final two weeks of the regular season tied for sixth in the Big South with the top four hosting quarterfinal tournament games the weekend of Oct. 26-28.

How It Happened

  • The Bucs had two solid scoring opportunities in the opening 10 minutes before breaking through for the first goal of the game
  • Isabelle Mathews tossed a perfect throw in to the foot of Sidney Doherty, who blasted a shot into the right side of the goal to put CSU in front
  • Jazmin Gonzalez kept it a 1-0 game when she made a pair of saves just eight seconds apart in the 29th minute
  • The Bulldogs, who entered the game winless on the season, shocked the Bucs by evening it in the 52nd minute
  • A long pass in from Tamika Aguilar was tapped to Serena Schwartz; Schwartz then headed it out to Brandy Vaca, who found the back of the net
  • CSU amped up the attack after the tying goal with four shots and three corners over the next 14 minutes before regaining the lead
  • In the 73rd minute, Grace Clark fired a long and accurate free kick across the box to Maggio, who was perfectly position to head it in to make the score 2-1
  • The CSU defense held firm the rest of the way, holding the Bulldogs without a shot over the final 28 minutes

Inside the Numbers

  • CSU held a 15-6 advantage in shots, limiting S.C. State to only three in each half
  • The Bucs also led in shots on goal by a 6-4 margin 
  • Twelve different CSU players attempted shots with Doherty, Maggio and Emily Kifer firing two each
  • Gonzalez was forced to make only three saves while Bulldog netminder Taylor Brittingham stopped four shots
  • The Bucs took all seven corner kicks in the game

News and Notes

  • Doherty moved into a tie with Kayla Robinson for the team lead with three goals
  • Doherty also leads the team with three assists, nine points and 29 shots and is tied for the top spot with 13 shots on goal
  • Finally, Doherty has moved into the top 25 in the CSU career record book with nine goals and seven assists
  • Mathews had the first assist of her career while Clark registered career assist number two
  • The Bucs improved to 11-1 all-time against S.C. State

Player of the Game

Up Next
CSU returns to Big South play on Wednesday at Winthrop in a 6 p.m. contest. The Eagles are in fourth place in the conference with 12 points but just one ahead of High Point and two clear of CSU and Campbell. 

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