Anderson overtakes USCA in Sunday game
The USC Aiken women’s soccer team played an action-packed game against Anderson on Wednesday evening, ultimately losing 2-1.
Before the game started, the players, coaches and attendants had a moment of silence to remember the 2,977 victims of the historic terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. The players from both teams headed to the middle of the field with heads bowed, holding hands.
In the first quarter of the game, both teams fought for possession of the ball, but ended the half with a 0-0 score.
At the start of the second half USCA player, Gressa Olson, scored on the 61:56 mark for a 1-0 lead.
Less than 20 seconds later, Anderson shot past the defense to tie the score 1-1.
USCA continued to fight back but Anderson scored again, making it a 2-1 lead.
The Pacers were unable to catch up, but tallied eight shots for the game, including five on the frame.
Goalkeeper Reese McCormick played all 90 minutes of the game with five saves in the match.
Head coach Hilary George said that with a shortened preseason, the team is definitely still trying to figure out their chemistry, with underclassmen who are still finding their footing and upperclassmen who “have played quite a bit of minutes.”
“Still trying to find that little niche for our team,” she continued, “but they are very youthful. They’re looking like they’re getting the concepts very quickly.”
The Pacers will return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 25 when they play Southern Wesleyan at 6 p.m.