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USCL soccer teams to play at Louisburg on Saturday

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Lancers soccer

By Eric Rowell

The University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer teams will be in action Saturday when they travel to Louisburg College (N.C.) for a pair of matches.

The USCL men, who are still looking for their first win this season, will play at 3:30 p.m.

The Lady Lancers will also face Louisburg in a 4 p.m. match on Saturday.

Lancers fall

The USCL men’s team, in its closest match of the season, fell to Cape Fear Community College in overtime, 3-2 on Saturday, Sept. 15.

USCL scored first on a direct kick by C.J. Davenport from 24 feet out.

Cape Fear tied game at one.

Then. Josh Roach scored off a throw in by Hunter Smith at the 44-minute mark of the first half to give the Lancers a 2-1 halftime lead.

Cape Fear tied the game early in second half and regulation ended with 2-2 tie.

Cape Fear scored four minutes into the first overtime to give them the hard-fought win.

USCL had eight shots on goal in first half and nine shots in the second half.

“We played well, but we just missed on some good opportunities,” USCL men’s coach Randy Jordan said. “We are playing better, but we have a break down, or someone is out of position.”

USCL dropped a 3-0 loss to Wake Tech on Sunday afternoon.

The first half ended in a 0-0 tie. Wake Tech scored its three goals at the 15- minute, 25-minute and 40-minute marks of the second half.

USCL had five shots on goal in the first half and six shots on goal in the second half.

USCL keeper Jose Pablo had nine saves.

“We had our chances and didn’t capitalize,” Jordan said. “We were getting shots, but not making any. They dominated the midfield as well.”

Lady Lancers lose

The USCL Lady Lancers fell to Cape Fear on Saturday, 7-0.

Cape Fear led 5-0 at the half and added a pair of goals late in the second half for the 7-0 win.

USCL had five shots on goal in the first half, three by Sedona Smith, one by Lauren White and one by Morgan Gardner.

Keeper Hattie Ruch had seven first-half saves.

USCL had four shots on goal in the second half. Kayla Christian,  Shelby Bazemore, Lauren White and Sedona Smith each had one.

Ruch had nine saves.

Cape Fear had 12 shots on goal in the first half and 11 shots on goal in the second half.

“We played a good game and made some adjustments in the second half that worked well for us,” USCL coach Nicole Bulinsky said. “Cape fear is a good team.

 “They are known for putting double digits on the scoreboard,” she said.