Nov. 24, 2014
In Friday’s NCAA Tournament second round match against Seattle in Chapel Hill, N.C., freshman Abbey Crider stepped in for the injured All-American Sabrina D’Angelo in goal. In her first start, Crider notched three saves in the double-overtime contest and stepped up in the team’s second straight penalty kick shootout, making two saves to help South Carolina advance on penalties, 2-1, in the 0-0 draw. With a shutout under her belt, Crider made her second career start against No. 6 North Carolina and earned another clean sheet in the 1-0 win. In the final two minutes, Crider faced three shots, including one on goal with less than 40 seconds to go, but made the crucial save to advance the Gamecocks to their first-ever NCAA Quarterfinal.