Wingate Gets Past TrojansOctober 13, 2012
ANDERSON, S.C. – Three second-half goals lifted visiting Wingate past Anderson, 4-1, in South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action Saturday afternoon at Trojan Stadium.
Anderson slipped to 5-5-3 overall and 3-2-2 in the league, while Wingate improved to 9-1-1 overall and 6-1 in the league with its sixth consecutive victory and seventh in its last eight outings.
Wingate pressed the offensive attack early, but the Trojan defense held off the Bulldogs until senior forward Shelby Forza gave the visitors a 1-0 lead after breaking open and put the ball into the back of the net from the left side at the 26:34 mark.
Anderson countered less than three minutes later with a pair of shots in the span of 72 seconds, with junior forward Krystal Goss’ attempt saved by Wingate goalkeeper Miriam Boucher and freshman Sarah Laney’s attempt going over the net.
Junior Krystal Goss evened the score at 1-1 with her team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 44th minute, as she gathered in a loose ball and lofted her shot just over Boucher into the net.
The Anderson defense and net-minder Kaitlyn Neipp rose to the occasion in the 54th minute following a foul whistled on the Trojans. Neipp turned away a penalty kick attempt by Wingate sophomore Katie Simpson, then the AU defense blocked a follow-up attempt and Neipp notched another save in a matter of just seconds in front of the AU net.
But the Bulldogs took the lead on a goal in the 69th minute off a corner kick and added two insurance goals in a two-minute span late in the contest.
Wingate held a 27-5 advantage in shots and a 10-0 edge in corner kicks.
Neipp finished with a career-high 16 saves on the afternoon, while going the distance for the Trojans. Boucher garnered the win for Wingate, recording two saves.
Anderson embarks on a two-game road swing beginning at Columbia College Wednesday. Kick-off versus the Fighting Koalas is slated for 7 p.m.