CHARLESTON, S.C. - Jordan Newman scored a pair of goals and Charleston Southern controlled play on both ends of the field in a 3-0 victory over South Carolina State in the 2017 home opener at the CSU Soccer Field. Sidney Doherty added a penalty kick to round out the scoring in the first meeting with the Bulldogs (0-2) since 2014.
How They Scored
- Newman took a pass from Kelly Hinkle and tucked a shot in the lower left corner of the goal to make it 1-0 in the 19th minute.
- Doherty was fouled in the box in the 49th minute and beat Mahogany Fisher for her second successful penalty kick of the young season.
- Newman finished the scoring in the 54th minute, breaking free from the defense after a pass from freshman Emily Mullner and beating Fisher to her right on a low rocket.
Inside the Numbers
- CSU held a 32-7 advantage in shots including 17-2 in the second half. The Bucs also had 13 shots on goal and took nine corner kicks to only one for S.C. State.
- Freshman Julia Haber topped all Bucs with six shots including three on goal. Newman followed with five shots, Doherty had four and a total of 16 Bucs were credited with at least one.
- After making 21 saves in the two games in Florida last weekend, Alyssa Dellacqua was forced to stop only four Bulldog shots. Fisher had 10 saves for S.C. State.
News and Notes
- Newman recorded her second career two-goal game. She also scored twice in a 3-1 win over Campbell on September 28, 2016 and now has nine goals in her career.
- Doherty is the first CSU player with two converted penalty kicks in the same season since Karen Knight in 2006.
- Hinkle posted her sixth career assist while Mullner had her first.
- The Bucs have won five straight season openers and are 10-1 all-time against S.C. State.
- The start of the game was delayed by almost two hours due to lightning and rain.
Quoting Eric Terrill
"I thought we played well over the weekend but didn't get a result. We didn't play as well today, but the score went our way and we needed that to start building confidence. We will continue to focus on the things that are hurting us in order to make us a better team as the season progresses."
The Bucs hit the road for a pair of games against former Big South rival Coastal Carolina on Sunday and in-town foe The Citadel next Wednesday. CSU is back home on September 3 when it hosts College of Charleston in the conclusion of a four-game series against Palmetto State opponents.