CSU Soccer Posts Two Wins Over the Weekend
Columbus, GA - At the John Walden Soccer
complex, the CSU Women's Soccer team posted two wins on the
weekend. The Lady Cougars defeated Shorter College 2 - 0 in the
first game and then got a 2 - 0 result against a powerful AUM side
in game 2.
The Lady Cougars got things started with a terrific offensive display in creating several scoring chances on flank service attempts and breakaways. Getting 8 corners in the first half was a result or attacking soccer and the Shorter College women's soccer team goalkeeper coming up big on quite a few attempts at goal. It wasn't until the 25th minute of the first half that Melinda Bush was able to knock in a KC MacEachern rebound. Junior forward Stephanie Parrish broke free along the right side of the box and drilled a cross into MacEachern who one time a shot and the Shorter keeper made a fantastic save but was unable to hold onto it and Bush was there for the rebound. The second half proved to be more offense and more attacks but it wasn't until the last few minutes when Stephanie Parrish was able to break free down the left side for a terrific finish to the far post. In the game, the Lady Cougars were stellar in the back with twins Laurel and Jordan Mckenzie and Catherin Lovin and Kim Gaughan. Mary Mancin and Michelle Krengel split time in goal for the shutout win.
Game 2 started 15 minutes after game 1 and a tired CSU side stepped on the field and attacked relentlessly. AUM held off the Lady Cougars with stellar play from an extremely talented goalkeeper. Freshman midfielder Kayla Brown got the Lady Cougars on the board first with a terrific strike from the left corner of the box that beet the AUM keeper to the near post. A very nice combination between Brown and KC MacEachern left a wide open Brown to place it in the upper corner. Midfielders Kate Walton and freshman Kylie Donohue had terrific performances and changed the point of attack quite often to spring the outside backs for CSU. It wasn't until late in the second half that forward Leslie Mathews added the insurance goal. Mathews took a cross from Melinda Bush and knocked in the lower right corner beating the AUM keeper who was coming out to try and stop the shot. Once again, the Lady Cougars played very well on defense giving up only 4 shots in the game.
The Lady Cougars will train this week before heading up to Georgia State to play a pair of Games on Sunday, April 18th at GA State Soccer Complex in Decatur, GA. CSU will play Division 1 powerhouse Kennesaw State at 1:00 p.m. and then play immediately following that game against another Division I powerhouse, GA State at 2:30 pm. Admission is free.