CSU brings three-game winning streak into Senior Day contest against Hampton

CSU brings three-game winning streak into Senior Day contest against Hampton


CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern women's soccer team plays its final home game of the regular season on Saturday when the Buccaneers host Hampton in a 1 p.m. kickoff at the CSU Soccer Field.

Live stats will be available but there will be no video stream. CSU's 10 seniors will be honored prior to the game.

The Bucs are riding a three-game winning streak to boost their record to 8-4-1 overall and 4-3-1 in the Big South while clinching their first winning season since going 9-8-2 in 2011. CSU is tied with Campbell for fourth in the conference with 13 points, trailing only Radford (21 points), Gardner-Webb (17) and Longwood (14).

The top four teams at the conclusion of the regular season on Tuesday will host quarterfinal games in the Big South Tournament the weekend of October 26-28. The Bucs wrap up regular season play at Radford.

CSU's latest victory came at Winthrop on Wednesday when Peyton Motley scored in the 78th minute to break a scoreless draw. The shutout was the fifth of the season for the Bucs, who lead the Big South with a team goals against average of 1.02. 

Motley's goal was her second of the season, moving her into a tie for third on the team with Kayla Robinson, Danielle Maggio and Kat Klingensmith. Sidney Doherty and Riley Rumbley have a team-high three goals, and Doherty paces the Bucs with three assists.

Jazmin Gonzalez continued her outstanding senior season with her fourth shutout of the year in the win over the Eagles, tied for the most in the Big South. She also ranks second in the lead in goals against average (0.96) and save percentage (.863).

Hampton, in its first season in the Big South, is 1-10-1 and 0-7-1 in the conference with a win over St. Peter's and a tie with High Point. Sydney Jackson leads the Pirates with three goals and eight points, and Kynnedy Waldon has two goals. Maya Andrews leads the conference with 91 saves and is fourth in save percentage at .798.

This is the first meeting in women's soccer between CSU and Hampton.

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