Doherty, Kifer combine for late game heroics in win over UNC Asheville

Doherty, Kifer combine for late game heroics in win over UNC Asheville

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern and UNC Asheville attacks battled rain drops and tenacious defenses, but in the end it was a goal by Sidney Doherty in the waning minutes that produced a 1-0 Buccaneer victory in Big South women's soccer action Saturday.

CSU upped its record to 5-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the Big South while defeating the Bulldogs for the third straight year. UNCA dropped to 1-5-3 and 0-2-1 in the conference.

How It Happened

  • Doherty took a through pass from Emily Kifer and rocketed a shot past the UNCA defense and into the lower left corner of the goal in the 88th minute
  • The goal was Doherty's first of the season and seventh of her career while Kifer had her first career assist
  • Alyssa Dellacqua improved to 2-0-1 in her three starts this season, making seven saves and picking up her eighth career shutout
  • The Bucs had the better of the scoring opportunities for much of the game, including a blast by Kayla Robinson that was deflected over the crossbar in the 21st minute
  • A connection between Maddie Reilly and Danielle Maggio in the 60th minute nearly produced the tiebreaker, but Maggio's shot was saved

Inside the Numbers

  • The Bucs outshot the Bulldogs 19-12 including 10-7 on goal
  • CSU had the only five corner kicks
  • Doherty finished with five shots with three on goal. The senior has 12 shot attempts in the last two games.
  • Courtney O'Malley had nine saves for the Bulldogs

News and Notes

  • The Doherty goal prevented a fifth-straight CSU overtime game
  • Doherty is the ninth different CSU player to score a goal this season
  • In addition to its three-game winning streak over UNCA, the Bucs are 10-2-1 in the last 13 meetings
  • Dellacqua has 232 saves in her career, moving within 11 of passing Pam Ramler for fourth in school history

Player of the Game

Up Next
The Bucs wrap up a brief two-game homestand on Wednesday with a 4 p.m. game against Campbell


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