Cougars win second SoCon game of the weekend

The women’s soccer team posted yet another huge win when they faced the Western Carolina Catamounts on Sunday at Patriots Point.

The Cougars, who improve to 6-4-0 (2-0-0 SoCon), were able to score all three of their goals in the first half alone and remained in the lead for the entire game to take home the win.

“It was a typical Sunday Southern Conference match,” said head coach Christian Michner. “Fatigue generally sets in a bit quicker after going 90 minutes on Friday night and then again on Sunday. I think our girls came out prepared and from the opening whistle made a statement to Western which said we were ready to go.”

With only 30 seconds into the first period, Sarah Schaidle scored her fourth goal of the season, giving the Cougars their first point. The score remained the same well into the first half until Francesca Kentimenos received a pass from Allison Truitt and was able to fire a shot into goal from an almost non-existent angle in the 32nd minute.

Megan Hilbert was able to mimic Kentimenos’ previous shot with an almost nearly identical goal in the 43rd minute, recording her first goal of the season and CofC’s last goal of the game, putting them ahead by three points.

Mere minutes into the second half of the game, the Catamounts were able to finally put points on the scoreboard, refusing to let the rain deter them. Thirty minutes later they scored yet another goal, but unfortunately for Western Carolina it just wasn’t enough.

“As the match wore on and we got up to three goals I think we might have gone on cruise control a little bit and let them back into the match but were happy to preserve the win,” said Michner.

The Cougars will continue their Southern Conference journey this weekend with games against Samford on Friday Sept. 30th in Birmingham, Ala. and Chattanooga on Sunday Oct. 2nd in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Follow the women’s soccer team, as well as the rest of College of Charleston athletics, at www.cisternyard.com/sports and get live updates from @GeorgeStSports on Twitter.

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