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The USC Lancaster Lancers women’s soccer program earned some long-sought revenge Wednesday.
USCL traveled to Allendale to face USC Salkehatchie, a team the Lady Lancers have been disappointed with in past seasons.
The Lancers did not carry all members of their team due to classes, but this did not change the result they sought, an eventual 1-0 USCL win.
The first half started with a scoreless draw between both teams. Both teams were running slow off the start and USCL could not find the net.
“We knew we had several opportunities to score in the first half, but unfortunately we just kept turning the ball over and struggling to get the ball to the outside,” USCL assistant coach Nicole Bulinsky said.
Several last-minute changes were made the night before the match.
Freshman Shelby Bazemore stepped out of the midfield to play sweeper.
Bazemore and the other defenders were able to keep the Indians scoreless.
After a brief halftime talk with the USCL coaching staff, the Lancers rallied with a goal.
“I told the ladies if we can get the first goal, we will change the pace of this game,” Bulinsky said. “I have been drilling in their heads that we need to focus on scoring off corner kicks.”
With a total of nine corners during the match, USCL finally made one that counted.
In the 58th minute of the second half, sophomore, Sidney Teague assisted the winning goal off a corner kick.
USCL’s leading scorer Jackie Brown came from the top of the box to net a header in the back of the net for the 1-0 USCL win.
USCL plays again today at Louisburg College (N.C.) at 4 p.m.