Spartanburg, S.C. – The Stetson Hatters scored three goals in a 7 minute, 30 second first half stretch as they defeated USC Upstate 4-1 in ASUN Conference women's soccer action on Friday night at County University Soccer Stadium.
Stetson improves to 7-2-3 overall and 2-0-2 in league play while Upstate drops to 6-6-1 and 1-1-1.
Stats of the Match
- Upstate outshot Stetson 18-16 while the Hatters held an 8-7 edge in shots on goal.
- Abbie Ellis attempted a match-high six shots for the Spartans. Isabella Burns took four shots.
- Sarah Collins led Stetson with three shots.
- Emily Plotz made five saves for Stetson.
- Brooke Bailey made four saves for Upstate.
- The Spartans took three corner kicks while Stetson had two.
- Lindsay Parent gave the Hatters a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute as she fired a shot from the middle of the field just outside the 18-yard box. (Stetson 1, USC Upstate 0)
- Florencia Baldassini gave the Hatters a 2-0 lead with her second goal of the year in the 35th minute. (Stetson 2, USC Upstate 0)
- Allison Zaccheo fed a ball to Adrianna Suarez in the right side of the 18-yard box, with Suarez firing it in for her second goal of the year in the 39th minute. (Stetson 3, USC Upstate 0)
- Baldassini sent a ball into traffic on a free kick where Greta Watkins deflected it in for her first goal of the year in the 52nd minute. (Stetson 4, USC Upstate 0)
USC Upstate Goals
- On a corner kick, Ellis played a ball into a crowded box where Emelie Valenciano broke free and scored her third goal of the year in the 55th minute. (Stetson 4, USC Upstate 1)
- Upstate hosts Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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