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Sept. 19, 2002

Final Stats

Charleston, S.C. – Midfielder Jess Julin had one goal and an assist and the Carolina defense did not allow a shot until the last 10 seconds as the USC women’s soccer team earned a 5-0 victory at Charleston Southern on Thursday afternoon. The Gamecocks improved to 5-2 on the season and will next compete on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at N.C. State. This afternoon’s match was postponed in Columbia yesterday evening due to inclement weather.

Carolina scored three times in the first half with Ashley Gosnell putting in the first tally for USC at 16:03. Freshman Kimberly Criss cross found Gosnell, who connected with a shot to the left corner for her first goal of the season. South Carolina increased the lead to 2-0 five minutes later as freshman Jackie Welch won a 50-50 ball off the goal kick and found freshman Camille Toney who scored to give USC a 2-0 lead. Freshman Lindsay Haney finished the scoring for USC in the first half at 31:08 off the assist from senior Kristen Schreiber.

The Gamecocks scored twice more in the second half. Julin won the 50-50 ball passing to sophomore Ashley Williams who beat CSU goalkeeper Kaylin Olds for the fourth tally of the match. Williams’ goal was her third of the season, with Julin earning her team-leading fifth assist of the season.

USC scored the final goal of the match at 62:08 as Julin scored her first goal of the season. Julin headed in a well placed cross from Welch to give Carolina a 5-0 lead. Welch’s cross was her second assist of the match.

South Carolina outshot Charleston Southern 19-1, not allowing the Buccaneers a shot until the final seconds of the match. Junior GK Elise Matthews earned the win for USC.