October 12, 2001
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina women’s soccer team (6-4-2, 1-3) broke a four-match losing streak Friday evening with a 2-0 victory at Arkansas. Junior forward Kristen Schreiber scored two goals and junior goalkeeper Elise Matthews notched her second shutout of the year as USC earned its first conference win of the season.
“We had a great team effort tonight and this was a very big game for us, and we were able to bounce back from last week,” said USC Head Coach Shelley Smith. “Our players didn’t hang their heads down, and we picked it up and I’m proud of our team.”
The Gamecocks opened up scoring in the first half of play, as junior forward Kristen Schreiber knocked in a goal off the rebound from the Lady Back goalkeeper Lindsay Haywood to give USC a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Erica Bowie earned an assist with her shot on net.
Schreiber wasn’t done there though, scoring another goal at 59:59 in the second half. Schreiber scored with a header off cross pass from sophomore forward Becca Epstein.
“Kristen really stepped it up for us at forward,” said Coach Smith. “That second goal was a diving header and she made a great play in the box. Kristen was putting out the effort in practice and it showed on the field today.”
The Gamecocks will look to continue their success on the road as they travel to Baton Rouge, La. for a 2 p.m. (ET) match vs. Louisiana State on Sunday.