September 18, 2011

Upstate Drops Tilt at Presbyterian College

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CLINTON, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's soccer team allowed one goal in each half as Presbyterian College claimed a 2-0 victory Sunday at Martin Stadium.  It was the first victory of the season for the Blue Hose.

Upstate (1-7-1), similar to Friday's match at Georgia Southern, had a chance to strike first but Michelle Calmeyn's (Elk Grove, Ill.) header in the fifth-minute was saved by PC's Sarah Beth Anderson.

PC (1-7-0) broke a scoreless draw in the 33rd-minute when Sara Simpson scored in the box off on assist from Gracie Boswell.  Simpson's first goal of the season gave the home team a 1-0 lead.

The Blue Hose increased their lead to 2-0 when Kelly Kozera scored on Stephanie Allen's corner kick in the 58th-minute.

In all, PC took 22 shots Sunday, with seven being on target while the Spartans attempted nine shots (two on goal).  Calmeyn led Upstate with four total shots.

Upstate goal keeper Sarah Plantz (Cartersville, Ga.) made five saves in the match, while Anderson recorded two saves for the Blue Hose.

PC took nine corner kicks in the match compared to just two for the Spartans.  The Blue Hose were whistled for 12 fouls and nine offsides penalties while Upstate committed nine fouls.

Upstate will wrap-up a three-match road swing Friday night when they open Atlantic Sun Conference play at ETSU.  Kickoff in Johnson City, Tenn. is slated for 7 p.m.

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