Motley's late goal pushes CSU past Winthrop and into a tie for fourth in the Big South

Motley's late goal pushes CSU past Winthrop and into a tie for fourth in the Big South

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ROCK HILL, S.C. - Peyton Motley scored the only goal of the game in the 78th minute to give Charleston Southern a 1-0 victory at Winthrop in a key Big South women's soccer contest.

The win moves the Buccaneers (8-4-2, 4-3-1 Big South) into a tie for fourth in the Big South with Campbell. The Bucs and Camels both have 13 points, trailing only Radford (21), Gardner-Webb (17) and Longwood (14), with the top four teams at the end of the regular season earning the right to host a tournament quarterfinal game the weekend of October 26-28. Winthrop dropped to 8-7-1 and 4-5 in the league.

The victory also clinched CSU's first winning season since going 9-8-2 in 2011.

How It Happened

  • The teams played to a scoreless tie at the half with Winthrop outshooting the Bucs 8-4 over the opening 45 minutes
  • After managing only one shot over the first 24 minutes of the second half, CSU began pushing the attack on the Winthrop goal
  • The Bucs fired seven shots in a span of seven minutes including three by Motley; her point blank shot in the 71st minute sailed just high
  • Finally in the 78th minute, a shot by Danielle Maggio was stopped by Eagle keeper Kelly Horan; Motley secured the rebound off the crossbar and tapped it in
  • CSU limited Winthrop to only three shots in the second half

Inside the Numbers

  • The Bucs finished with a 14-11 lead in shots and 4-2 in shots on goal, with all four coming in the second half
  • Motley and Maggio both had four shots; Motley has four shots in three of the past four games while Maggio set a new season high
  • Jazmin Gonzalez was forced to make only two saves in recording her fourth shutout of the season and fifth of her career
  • The Bucs had five corner kicks to only two for the Eagles

News and Notes

  • In addition to securing a winning season, CSU has the most wins since that nine-victory campaign in 2011
  • The Bucs won in Rock Hill for the first time since 2005 
  • CSU moved ahead of Winthrop in the all-time series by a 7-6-5 margin, and the Bucs are 4-1-1 over the past six seasons

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Up Next
The Bucs are home on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Hampton in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. It will be CSU's Senior Day with the 10 senior members of the 2018 team being recognized before the contest.

 

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