Spartans, Owls Play to 1-1 Draw

Spartans, Owls Play to 1-1 Draw

Box Score (.pdf)

Kennesaw, Ga. – The USC Upstate and Kennesaw State women's soccer teams battled to a 1-1 tie in the ASUN Conference opener for both teams on Friday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. 

Kennesaw State is 5-3-3 overall and 0-0-1 in league play while Upstate is 4-5-1 and 0-0-1.

Stats of the Match

  • Friday's match was Upstate's first overtime contest of 2017.
  • Kennesaw State outshot Upstate 19-7 and held an 8-5 edge in shots on goal.
  • Tori Brown and Isabella Burns led Upstate with two shots. Nicki Krejci, Abbie Ellis and Jada Kinlaw each attempted one shot.
  • Ashtah Das, Jessica Sexton and Carly Pressgrove each had four shots for Kennesaw State.
  • The Owls had six corner kicks while Upstate had four.
  • Brooke Bailey made seven saves for Upstate.
  • Tiffany Sornpao made four saves for Kennesaw State.
  • Friday's result was the first tie to open ASUN Conference play for the Spartans since a 1-1 draw against Northern Kentucky on September 28, 2014.

USC Upstate Goals

  • A ball played in off of an Abbie Ellis corner kick deflected off of a Kennesaw State defender and into the net with 34 seconds remaining in regulation. (USC Upstate 1, Kennesaw State 1)

Kennesaw State Goals

  • Pressgrove scored the first goal of the match in the 87th minute as she headed in a ball that was sent into the box off of a Morgan Harrison corner kick. (USC Upstate 0, Kennesaw State 1)

Up Next

  • Upstate wraps up its non-conference schedule on Tuesday night at Bob Jones. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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