Score: Western Carolina 3 - Winthrop 1
Records: Western Carolina 1-1, Winthrop 0-1
Location: Eagle Field - Rock Hill, S.C.
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer scored three unanswered goals to down Winthrop 3-1 Sunday at Eagle Field for the Catamounts first win of 2016.
Trailing 1-0 early in the game, Western Carolina knotted the game 1-1, before the end of the first half, on a goal by freshman Kyla Moncrief. The Catamounts scored a pair of goals in the second half to seal the game and the win.
With the game tied 1-1, Western Carolina sophomore Eynde Frazier gave the Catamounts the 2-1 advantage, in the middle of the second half, at 70:21. Frazier took a pass from freshman Tatiana Hawkins-Dabney at the top of the box to the top right corner.
- Three Western Carolina players scored the first goals of their career in Moncrief, Frazier and Emma Haywood in the win over Winthrop.
- After giving up a goal in the first half, senior goalkeeper Carly Tinstman fended off the Eagles for the remainder of the game including making four saves.
Inside the Box Score
- Winthrop took the early lead with Jill White scoring at 10:28 in the first half for the Eagles. - Western Carolina tied the game just before the half, at 41:34, off an unassisted goal by Moncrief.
- The Catamounts took the lead, 2-1, at 70:21, when Frazier took a pass from Hawkins-Dabney from the top of the box and sent the ball into the top right of the goal for the score.
- The Catamounts tacked on their third goal of the game at 86:05 just minutes before the end of the contest. Haywood scored a header goal from a double assist by Sayres McKenna and Haven Leland.
- After Winthrop had four shots in the first half, Western Carolina allowed just one shot by the Eagles in the second half.
- Western Carolina took control of the game in the second half keeping the ball on the Winthrop side of the field. After just three shots in the first 45 minutes, Western Carolina had 11 in the final 45.
News & Notes
- Western Carolina bounced back from the 5-1 loss to Charlotte for the 3-1 in over Winthrop. - With the win over Winthrop, Western Carolina improves to 4-0-1 over the Eagles all-time.
- Leland was involved in two of the four goals scored by Western Carolina in the two games this weekend. She scored the lone goal for the Catamounts in the loss to Charlotte and had an assist in the win over Winthrop.
- McKenna earned the eighth assist of her career against Winthrop moving her to a tie for 20th in the WCU record books for assists in a career.
Western Carolina hosts in-state rival UNC Asheville in the Catamounts home opener at 7 p.m. Friday Aug. 26 at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
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