CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern women's soccer team battles Campbell on Wednesday in a contest between teams seeking a spot among the upper tier in the Big South as the conference race reaches the halfway point. Kickoff at the CSU Soccer Field is at 4 p.m.
The Buccaneers and Camels are both 2-1-1 in the Big South and with seven points are tied for third, behind only Radford and Winthrop, which are 3-1. The home field advantage could prove important for CSU, which is 3-0-2 at home whie Campbell is 1-5 on the road.
The Bucs (5-2-2 overall) are coming off a dramatic 1-0 win over UNC Asheville on Saturday, scoring the winning goal in the 88th minute when Sidney Doherty found the back of the net off an assist by Emily Kifer. Doherty became the ninth different CSU player to score a goal this season. Kayla Robinson and Riley Rumbley lead the team with two goals, and Doherty has a team-best two assists.
Alyssa Dellacqua turned in the shutout against the Bulldogs and increased her career save total to 232, only 10 shy of tying Pam Ramler for fourth in school history. Jazmin Gonzalez share time in goal for the Bucs and made 19 saves in her last outing, a 1-0 double overtime loss at USC Upstate last week. Gonzalez ranks second in the Big South in saves per game (8.50), save percentage (.879) and goals against average (1.08).
Campbell (3-7-1 overall) lost seven in a row after a season-opening victory but has rebounded to defeat UNC Asheville and Winthrop and play to a scoreless tie with High Point in its last three outings. Alexa Genas, the reigning Big South Attacking Player of the Year, scored the winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Eagles and has a team-high three on the year. Genas scored 15 times a year ago.
Erin Scott has started all 11 games in goal and has 57 saves, a .792 save percentage and 1.51 goals against average.
The Camels own a 10-2-1 lead in the series that dates back to the first year of the CSU program in 1993. The teams have split the past two years, with the Bucs winning 3-1 in Charleston in 2016 and Campbell taking a 5-0 victory last season in Buies Creek, N.C.