Oct. 11, 2015
OXFORD, Miss. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢’Â¬” The No. 10 South Carolina women’s soccer team suffered its first SEC loss of the season, falling 2-0 at Ole Miss on Sunday night. The Gamecocks are now 11-2-1 on the year and 5-1-1 in the league. The Rebels improve to 10-3-2 overall and 4-3-0 in the SEC with the win.
Ole Miss took an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Georgia Russell. The junior’s shot from 15 yards out deflected off of Abbey Crider, rolling through her legs and into the back of the net.
The Rebels increased their lead to 2-0 on a 90th minute goal by Addie Forbus, who tapped in her own rebound for a score.
Junior Chelsea Drennan produced two good looks for South Carolina, one missing just wide and the other right on target but was saved by the Ole Miss goalkeeper Marnie Merritt. Senior Raina Johnson and junior Paige Bendell both recorded a shot on goal in the match.
Sophomore goalkeeper Abbey Crider suffered the loss, her first of the season, and is now 6-1-0 on the year. GAME CHANGER
Russell’s game-winner in the fourth minute was all Ole Miss needed to secure the win.
KEY STAT The Gamecocks tallied just six shots throughout the match, only one of which came in the second half.
- The loss snapped a 10 game unbeaten streak for South Carolina.
- This is the first time the Gamecocks have been shutout since a 5-0 loss to Florida State on Nov. 28, 2014 in the NCAA Quarterfinal.
- Abbey Crider and Caroline Kelly split time in the net for the first time since the Kennesaw State match on Sept. 14.
South Carolina returns home to host Vanderbilt on Fri., Oct. 16 at Stone Stadium. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be available on SEC Network +. The Gamecocks then hit the road, traveling to Florida on Thurs., Oct. 22 and LSU on Sun, Oct. 25 before closing out the 2015 season at home when they host Tennessee on Thurs. Oct. 29.