USC Upstate Falls to Gardner-Webb 1-0 in Big South Semifinals

USC Upstate Falls to Gardner-Webb 1-0 in Big South Semifinals

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Matthews, N.C. – The most successful season for the USC Upstate women's soccer team at the Division I level came to an end on Friday evening as the sixth-seeded Spartans fell 1-0 to the third seed Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs in the semifinals of the Big South Women's Soccer Championship at the Matthews Sportsplex.

USC Upstate finishes its season with an 11-9 overall record while Gardner-Webb improves to 12-4-4 on the season.


  • The Runnin' Bulldogs held a 19-12 advantage over the Spartans in shots.
  • USC Upstate led 6-3 in attempts on goal.
  • Both teams attempted three corner kicks.
  • Abbie Ellis and Emma Honis led the Spartans offensively with three shots apiece including two on goal.
  • Jada Newton scored one goal for Gardner-Webb while Erin Shamleffer contributed one assist.
  • Stina Kleppe led all players with seven shots.
  • Logan Pace concluded the game with two saves.
  • Runnin' Bulldog goalie Keely Brown grabbed a total of six saves.


  • Newton scored in the 86th minute to give Gardner-Webb a 1-0 lead. She scored off a deflection that was passed back to her from Shamleffer. (USC Upstate 0, Gardner-Webb 1)

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