Burns’ Golden Goal Lifts USC Upstate to First-Ever Big South Win

Burns’ Golden Goal Lifts USC Upstate to First-Ever Big South Win

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Spartanburg, S.C. – Isabella Burns scored the game-winner in the 107th minute to give the USC Upstate women's soccer team its first-ever Big South Conference win on Wednesday evening with a 1-0 double overtime victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at County University Soccer Stadium.

USC Upstate improves to 5-5 on the season and 1-2 in league play while Charleston Southern drops to 4-2-2 overall and 1-1-1 in the conference.


  • The Spartans held a 38-22 advantage over the Buccaneers in shots including a 20-7 mark in attempts on goal.
  • USC Upstate also led 9-7 in corner kicks.
  • Burns scored her fourth goal of the season and came off the bench to finish with seven shots.
  • Jada Kinlaw picked up her second assist of the year on the goal scored by Burns.
  • Emelie Valenciano attempted a game-high nine shots for the Spartans with seven going on goal.
  • Sidney Doherty had a team-leading seven shots for Charleston Southern.
  • Madison McNally grabbed a career-high seven saves while recording her first collegiate win in goal.
  • Buccaneer goalie Jazmin Gonzalez contributed 19 saves.


  • Burns scored the game-winner for USC Upstate in the 107th minute off Kinlaw's assist. Kinlaw dished off a pass to Burns inside the 18-yard box near side and scored into the right corner of the net. (Charleston Southern 0, USC Upstate 1)


  • The Spartans travel to Hampton on Sunday afternoon for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

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