September 23, 2001
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The University of South Carolina women’s soccer team (5-0-2) defeated Wofford, Sun. afternoon 4-0. With the win, USC now has the longest unbeaten streak in women’s soccer history at seven games.
“We definitely were able to dominate the play and we improved from our performance on Wed. night,” said USC head coach Shelley Smith. “It was nice to see several different players score goals and step up and give us more options.”
USC dominated the offensive play the entire match, finishing the match with a 25-1 shot advantage. The Gamecocks struck early in the first half off a corner kick. Freshman Jessica Uecker scored her first goal as a USC player off the corner kick from senior Lydia Bienias to give the Gamecocks a 1-0 lead.
The Gamecocks continued their domination on offense in the second half as freshman Ashley Gosnell put in her team-leading fifth goal of the season, off an Alison Jarrow assist.
In her first game back at USC, sophomore All-SEC midfielder Jessica Julin scored her first goal of the year at 84:15.
Junior Kanika McApline finished the scoring for the Gamecocks with a goal off a Jocelyn Meyer corner kick, with just less then five minutes remaining in the match.
The Gamecocks will now have a week to prepare before beginning SEC play. USC will open the conference season at Florida on Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. Florida is the three-time defending SEC champion.
“These last few games have been great confidence builders for our team, but we know we have to step it up, especially as conference play begins next week,” said Coach Smith. “For the Furman match we rose to the occasion. Florida is a great team and we will have to do a better job of staying together and playing as a team.”