Eagles’ Second Half Surge Dooms Spartans
ROCK HILL, S.C. – After surrendering just one goal in the first 45 minutes of play, the USC Upstate women's soccer team gave up five second half goals as Winthrop captured a 6-0 win Friday night at Eagle Field.
The Spartans (0-5-1) went on the attack early as Michelle Calmeyn (Elk Grove, Ill.) took three shots in the first 7:42 of play. Two of Calmeyn's attempts were saved by Winthrop keeper, Sarah Schippers.
Winthrop (2-3-0) scored the lone goal of the first period when Krystyna Freda scored from the right side on an assist from Rachel Webster.
In the second half, it was all Winthrop as the Eagles tallied five goals in the final frame. Allie VandeWater scored less than two minutes into the half as she beat recently inserted goalie Rachel Collins (Raleigh, N.C.).
Winthrop pushed the lead to 3-0 when Freda scored her second goal of the match in the 52nd-minute. She was again the recipient of a pass from Webster.
The Eagles scored in the 63rd-, 70th- and 85th-minutes to claim the 6-0 win on Friday night.
Winthrop led the way in shots (20-12), shots on-goal (16-5) and corner kicks (7-1).
Upstate tallied a total of 10 saves in the match as Sarah Plantz (Cartersville, Ga.) recorded six and Collins posted four. Winthrop saved five Spartan shots.
Upstate will return to action Sunday when they host Alabama State on Family Day. Kickoff between the Spartans and the Lady Hornets is slated for 1 p.m.