Bucs blank Hampton in a dominating Senior Day performance

Bucs blank Hampton in a dominating Senior Day performance

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern women's soccer team celebrated Senior Day in style, downing Hampton 2-0 to keep its hopes alive for a home game in the Big South Tournament quarterfinals.

The Buccaneers won their fourth in a row to improve to 9-4-2 overall and 5-3-1 in the Big South. CSU entered the day tied for fourth with Campbell, with the top four teams at the end of the regular season earning quarterfinal home games. The Bucs conclude the regular season at first-place Radford on Tuesday. Hampton dropped to 1-11-1 and 0-8-1 in its first season in the Big South.

How It Happened

  • CSU dominated play throughout with a season-high 31 shots including 15 on goal
  • It only took until the 18th minute for the Bucs to score the only goal they would need
  • Sidney Doherty placed a perfect corner kick onto the foot of Grace Clark, who rifled a shot into the right side of the target for her second career goal
  • The Bucs kept the pressure on and it paid off with a second tally in the waning moments of the half
  • Kat Klingensmith crossed a ball through the box to the waiting Kayla Robinson, whose point blank shot from 15 yards out easily found the back of the net
  • Although the Bucs had 14 more shots in the second half, they were unable to build on their lead
  • The Pirates nearly threw a scare into the Bucs with 6:24 remaining, but Alyssa Dellacqua thwarted a Sydney Jackson penalty kick with a diving save

Inside the Numbers

  • CSU finished with a 31-6 advantage in shots including 15-3 on goal
  • Robinson played only 28 minutes but managed to produce a team-high six shots over that span
  • Doherty added five shots while Clark and fellow defender Taylor Francis joined Robinson with three shots on goal
  • Jazmin Gonzalez started in goal but was not forced to make a save
  • Dellacqua played the second half and made three saves including one on the Jackson penalty kick attempt
  • The three stops give Dellacqua 242 in her career, tying Pam Ramler for fourth in school history
  • Maya Andrews stopped 11 shots for the Pirates
  • CSU took seven corner kicks to none for Hampton

News and Notes

  • CSU's four-game winning streak is the longest since a five-game run in 2011, the last time the Bucs finished with a winning record (9-8-2) before this year
  • The six shutout wins this season are the most since recording eight in 1996
  • The meeting was the first ever in women's soccer between CSU and Hampton
  • Senior McKenzie Davis, who missed the season with an injury, was introduced in the starting lineup but replaced by Danielle Maggio before kickoff
  • Senior Anna Menendez picked up her first career start and played a career-high 44 minutes
  • Robinson's third goal of the season tied her with Doherty and Riley Rumbley for the team lead
  • Clark played all 90 minutes and has been on the field for all 1417 minutes this season

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Up Next
The Bucs conclude the regular season at Big South-leading Radford on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Following the conclusion of that day's action, the seedings and pairings for the Big South Tournament will be announced.

 

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