CSU vs Catawba Women’s Soccer Recap
The Columbus State University Lady Cougars took on Catawba in a non-conference match this past Thursday with the Lady Cougars winning 3-0 and ending their three-game losing streak. This win also snaps the longest losing streak at home at three.
The goals came from senior Kimmy May in the 16th minute with a turnover deep in the box and fearlessly taking on the goalkeeper 1-on-1 for the goal. Senior Amanda Murphy showed great signs of one of the nation’s most unstoppable offenses last season as she scored in the 48th minute off an assist from freshman Bre Harvey, and freshman Brenna Harrison put the cap on the match as she drilled a goal from mid-distance in the 70th from an assist off of fellow freshman Ireland Bryant.
The Lady Cougars outshot the Indians 17-5 including an impressive 11 to 3 margin in the final 45 minutes of regulation time. Junior goalkeeper Bria Riancho got her first shutout of the season playing all 90 minutes this match.
Head Coach Jay Entlich stated after the matchup that now the team is strictly on focus and energy. CSU had a pretty good wake-up call for the last three matches and that the team cannot change the past . They are now turning their attention towards the future.
The Lady Cougars seemed to have gotten their groove back after suffering a loss 1-0 to fourth-ranked Grand Valley State this past weekend. The losing streak was a bit of a shocking eye-opener for the Lady Cougars, to say the least, since it’s their first time going scoreless at home since the 2012 season.
The Lady Cougars must now go on the road in conference territory with UNC Pembroke this upcoming weekend.
Photo Courtsey of Anne Appleton CSU Assistant SID