Soccer Preview: Buccaneers battle the Blue Hose in Wednesday's match on the road

Soccer Preview: Buccaneers battle the Blue Hose in Wednesday's match on the road

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern travels to Presbyterian College for their fourth conference match of the season as the Buccaneers face the Blue Hose at Bailey Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Fans can follow the action via Live Stats on CSUsports.com and in-game updates on Twitter: @CSUGameDay.

Soccer Match Notes - vs. Presbyterian College

Scouting the Opposition

Presbyterian enters Wednesday's matchup with a 2-10 overall record and a 0-4 conference record on the season.  The Blue Hose have recorded wins against Hampton University and USC Upstate.
Presbyterian's offense has been led by Frances Whitesides.  The junior Midfielder/Forward has recorded four goals for the season, including two in Presbyterian's win over Hampton, one in their win against USC Upstate and another in their conference loss to Campbell University.  Right behind Whitesides is Kristen Peagler, with three goals for the year.  Peagler leads the Blue Hose in assists, with three for the season.  

Junior goalkeeper Cadye Picklesimer leads Presbyterian's defense with 36 saves for the season for a save percentage of .571. 

Last Time Between CSU and Presbyterian College * October 15, 2015
Charleston Southern scored three goals in the first 25 minutes to jump out ahead of visiting Presbyterian on Thursday afternoon as the Buccaneers topped the Blue Hose in Big South Conference play at the CSU Soccer Field, 4-1.  Anna Sells recorded her third multi-goal game of the season as the junior forward scored in the sixth and the 69th minutes to pace the CSU offense as the Buccaneers picked up their fourth straight home win in the month of October.

Alyssa Dellacqua
recorded her second straight win and third of the season in the net for the Bucs, recording five saves against Presbyterian's 14 shots.

Recapping CSU's Last Game
Charleston Southern had to postpone two matches last week after Hurricane Matthew forced Lowcountry schools to close down and suspend athletic events.  CSU last played Saturday October 1, and were unable to rally back from a strong first half put up by Radford as the Buccaneers fell to the Highlanders on the road, 2-0.  The Buccaneers (6-5, 2-1) struggled to maintain possession throughout the match, with Radford (5-4, 3-0) outshooting CSU, 19-6.  Anna Sells made several attempts to put the Bucs on the board, with one shot blocked in the 4th minute and another goal attempt stopped in the 33rd minute by Radford goalkeeper Jessica Wollmann.  Sells was given another opportunity to score in the 78th minute after a foul called on Radford, but the shot sailed high, just over the net.  Midfielder Erica Gazzani also put up an offensive effort, taking two shots for the match.  Radford goalkeeper Courtenay Kaplan saved Gazzani's first attempt, while her second attempt, a header goal, drifted wide of the net.

Defensively, goalkeeper Liz Amanda Brown recorded two saves for the match.  

Good as Newman
After only playing a few games her freshman year and sitting out all of last season due to an injury, redshirt sophomore Jordan Newman is back for the Bucs and proved, she's good as new. Newman contributed to all three of Charleston Southern goals as the Buccaneers topped Campbell University in CSU's second conference game where the Bucs came out victorious at CSU Soccer Field, 3-1.  Newman's rough collegiate start hasn't dictated her finish, with the powerhouse player now at five goals for the season.

 

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