Early goals by Klingensmith, Maggio power Bucs past High Point

Early goals by Klingensmith, Maggio power Bucs past High Point

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Goals by Kat Klingensmith and Danielle Maggio in a span of under 10 minutes in the first half staked Charleston Southern to an early lead, and the Buccaneer defense held strong the rest of the way in a 2-0 victory over High Point in a Big South women's soccer contest. 

The Bucs (6-4-2, 3-3-1) snapped a brief two-game losing streak in downing the defending Big South champions. The Panthers dropped to 5-7-3 and 3-2-2 in the conference.

How It Happened

  • High Point came out on the attack, firing five shots in the opening minutes with the CSU defense blocking two and Jazmin Gonzalez saving another
  • Just as they did against Gardner-Webb, the Bucs struck early with a goal just nine minutes into the game
  • Sidney Doherty fed Peyton Motley, whose shot hit the post; Kat Klingensmith corralled the loose ball and put it in an empty net for her second goal of the season
  • CSU wasted little time in adding to its lead, scoring again in the 19th minute
  • Danielle Maggio intercepted a High Point clear attempt and rifled a shot into the lower right part of the goal to make it 2-0
  • Although High Point outshot the Bucs 12-6 in the first half, the Panthers were denied four times by Gonzalez and several other times by a swarming CSU defense

Inside the Numbers

  • The Panthers outshot the Bucs 18-10 in the game although both teams had five attempts on goal
  • Motley led CSU with four shots including two on goal; Maggio had three shots including her first career goal
  • Doherty's assist was her team-high third of the season and seventh of her career
  • Gonzalez finished with five saves in recording her third shutout of the season and fourth of her career
  • High Point had nine corner kicks to five for CSU
  • Talia Klimes started in goal for the Panthers and allowed two goals with two saves; Emily Lyon had one save in the second half

News and Notes

  • Maggio became the 10th different CSU player and fifth freshman to score a goal this season
  • CSU snapped a 10-game losing streak to High Point, defeating the Panthers for the first time since 2010
  • The Bucs improved to 4-1-2 at home 
  • CSU played without defender Emilie Gilbert, who had been on the field for all 1,057 minutes entering Wednesday's contest
  • The Bucs were also without the services of leading scorer Riley Rumbley and Dakota Fiedler
  • Maggio became the 10th different CSU player and fifth freshman to score a goal this season

Player of the Game

Up Next
The Bucs play at South Carolina State on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the makeup of a game postponed earlier this season by Hurricane Florence. CSU returns to Big South play next Wednesday at Winthrop.

 

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