Sept. 4, 2003
Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina women’s soccer team (0-2) continues its homestand on Friday evening with a 7 p.m. match vs. Charleston Southern (0-1) at Stone Stadium. South Carolina is 6-0 in series history vs. Charleston Southern and will be looking for its first win of the season.
Friday’s match vs. the Lady Bucs is the second of three consecutive home matches this week for Carolina. USC will finish close homestand out on Sunday, September 7 at 1 p.m. vs. Dartmouth. Dartmouth is one of eight teams on USC’s schedule that advanced to the 2002 NCAA Tournament. This Sunday’s match will be the first meeting between the two schools.
Last seasons’s Carolina/Charleston Southern match was played in 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. The victory was the largest margin for a Carolina win in the 2003 season.
Carolina scored three times in the first half with Ashley Gosnell putting in the first tally for USC at 16:03. Kimmy Criss cross found Gosnell in the box, 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 Jackie Welch won a 50-50 ball off the goal kick and found Camille Toney who scored to give USC a 2-0 lead. 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 a 50-50 ball passing to Ashley Williams who beat CSU goalkeeper Kaylin Olds for the fourth tally of the match. USC scored the final goal of the match at 62:08 with Julin scoring the goal. Julin headed in a well placed cross from Welch to give Carolina a 5-0 lead.