Ellis Scores Twice as USC Upstate Blanks Hampton 3-0

Ellis Scores Twice as USC Upstate Blanks Hampton 3-0

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Hampton, Va. – The USC Upstate women's soccer team scored three times within the opening 10 minutes of play on Sunday afternoon as the Spartans won their second straight Big South contest, 3-0, over the Hampton Pirates at the Hampton Soccer Complex.

USC Upstate improves to 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the Big South while Hampton falls to 1-5-1 on the season and 0-2-1 in conference play. With the win, the Spartans match their Division I single-season record for wins.

STATS OF THE MATCH

  • Abbie Ellis recorded her second multi-goal game of the season scoring twice to lead USC Upstate offensively along with a team-high six shots. Ellis collected her seventh and eighth goals of the season.
  • Emma Honis scored her first goal of the season.
  • Montanna Hill dished out two assists in the contest while Emelie Valenciano added one.
  • Four different Pirates attempted one shot apiece.
  • Madison McNally recorded her second straight shutout after finishing with three saves.
  • Hampton goalie Maya Andrews grabbed six saves.
  • The Spartans held a 12-4 advantage in shots and 3-1 in corner kicks.

USC UPSTATE GOALS

  • Ellis scored her first goal of the game in the 4th minute off an assist from Valenciano. (USC Upstate 1, Hampton 0)
  • Honis followed in the 8th minute giving USC Upstate a 2-0 lead after the feed from Hill. (USC Upstate 2, Hampton 0)
  • Ellis added her second goal within a 10-minute stretch in the 10th minute with Hill receiving her second assist in two minutes. (USC Upstate 3, Hampton 0)

UP NEXT

  • The Spartans return to County University Soccer Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 3 when they host league-leading Winthrop at 7 p.m.

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