The Citadel women’s soccer team remained undefeated in three home games this season following a 2-1 victory over crosstown rival Charleston Southern on Sunday at WLI Field.
The Bulldogs (2-2-1) knocked off the Buccaneers for the third time in the past four years, trimming CSU’s lead in the all-time series to 5-3-1. CSU saw its three-game winning streak come to an end.
The Citadel earned the victory with 11:34 remaining in the game when Mariana Garcia finished a play that was started by passes from Andrea Davila and Montana Hinson to score her fifth goal of the season.
The Bulldogs scored the opening goal for the first time this season when Ruth Leiva knocked in a pass from Jillian Meyer with 14:13 remaining in the first half.
CSU tied it up with 14 minutes expired in the second half on a goal by Chelsea Frankeny. But the Bulldogs defense, led by goalkeeper Naomi Carter, kept the Buccaneers off the board the rest of the way. Carter recorded eight saves.
The Citadel finished with a 21-18 advantage in shots, but CSU goalkeeper Dana McLaughlin kept her team in the game with 12 saves, including eight in the second half when the Bulldogs outshot the Buccaneers 14-9.
The College of Charleston women’s soccer team was unable to overcome a first-half Kent State goal as the Cougars fell, 1-0, to wrap up the College of Charleston Cup at Patriots Point on Sunday afternoon.
Despite the loss, CofC (2-4) claimed the tournament crown through a convoluted tiebreaker scenario. All four teams (College of Charleston, Kent State, Virginia Commonwealth and Coastal Carolina) went 1-1 in tournament play with a goal differential of (+/-) zero. The Cougars and VCU tied for the most goals scored (3) in the tournament, and Charleston beat VCU head-to-head on Friday night.
Charlesto’s Eli Sarasola, McCallie Jones and Nicole Koretsky were all-tournament selections.
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