Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose (2-4-0) women’s soccer team fell by a score of 2-0 on Wednesday night at Martin Stadium to the USC Upstate Spartans (3-4-0). The two teams played a scoreless first half before the Spartans were able to put two through the back of the net in the second half.
How it happened: The first half was a scoreless defensive struggle. The Spartans were controlling the ball but the Blue Hose were playing very aggressively. It ended up costing PC as the starting goal keeper for the Blue Hose, Alyssa Leaman, was replaced at the end of the first half. Abby Jones came on in relief of Leaman.
Upstate outshot PC by a 5-2 margin in the first half and took three corners as well.
The first portion of the second half remained a defensive affair as well but finally at the 68:31 mark of the game the Spartan attacker was able to get her head on a deflection in the PC box to give Upstate the 1-0 lead.
It seemed as though the one goal would be enough for the Spartans but they tacked on a second goal when they caught the PC goal keeper out of place and went up 2-0 at the 88:55 mark.
- With the loss PC drops to 9-2-0 all-time versus the Spartans.
- The Blue Hose have now lost four games in a row after starting 2-0.
- PC was outshot by a 13-7 margin.
- Upstate took five corners in the contest to zero for PC.
- PC finished with four shots on goal in the match compared to only two for the Spartans.
Up Next: PC hosts the Mercer Bears on Friday night at 7 p.m. here at Martin Stadium.