Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s soccer team (2-1-0) were defeated by the College of Charleston Cougars (2-3-0) by a 3-0 score on Friday night at Patriots Point Soccer Stadium in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
How it happened:
The Cougars controlled the tempo from the beginning of the match. They took five shots, three on goal in a two-minute span finally getting the fifth shot to find the back of the net give them an early 1-0 lead at the 8:21 mark.
The first half marked the first time in any half in which the Blue Hose were held without a single shot as the College of Charleston outshot PC 14-0. Eight of those Cougar shots were on goal, Alyssa Leaman was able to save five of them and two more were team saves.
Every statistical category went in favor of the Cougars as they had seven corners to zero for the Blue Hose as well. The two teams combined for 10 fouls in the first half, six on the College of Charleston and four on PC.
Leaman and the Blue Hose defense would keep the Cougars off the score board for the next 56 minutes of game-time but the College of Charleston would tack on their second goal at the 64:32 mark of the game.
The College of Charleston would continue attacking the Blue Hose as they would score their third goal of the match just 13 minutes later at the 77:01 mark. Leaman would record a new season high in saves as she had 10 on the night.
The Cougars finished the match having outshot the Blue Hose by a 24-3 margin, 15-2 in shots on goal and 9-0 in corner kicks.
Stat of the game:
Two, the Blue Hose had two team saves in tonight’s action. This stat highlights how much of an impact the Blue Hose’s back-line defense has been all season.
Ten, the new season high for goal keeper, Leaman. She now has 24 saves in three matches.
- The 3-0 defeat marks the PC’s first loss of the season, they are now 2-1.
- Leaman recorded 10 saves in the contest her first double-figure save showing of the season and third time of her career.
- With the loss the Blue Hose are now 0-4 all-time versus the Cougars.
The Blue Hose remain in Charleston as they face the Citadel on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Blue Hose own a 4-0 record versus the Bulldogs. The two teams have not faced each other since 2013.