Score: Samford, 2, Western Carolina 1
Records: Western Carolina 6-9, 3-3 SoCon, Samford 9-3-2, 5-1 SoCon
Location: SU Soccer Stadium - Birmingham, Ala.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Western Carolina women's soccer made a strong defensive stand Friday at Samford, in the SU Soccer Stadium, but fell to the Bulldogs 2-1, after Samford was awarded two penalty kicks for scores in the game. Turning Point Tied 1-1, Samford was awarded its second penalty kick of the game to take the lead 2-1 at 62:52 leading to the win.
- Jermaine Seoposenwe scored two goals for Samford both off penalty kicks.
- Haven Leland scored the lone goal for Western Carolina.
- Senior goal keeper Carly Tinstman allowed two goals on penalty kicks and had six saves.
Inside the Box Score
- After Western Carolina was flagged with a foul, at 40:46, Samford was awarded a penalty kick taken by Seoposenwe scoring the first goal of the game.
- Western Carolina knotted the game at one early in the second half, 49:39, after a laser shot by Haven Leland into the left corner from the top of the box off and assist by Sayres McKenna tied the game 1-1. - Seoposenwe put Samford back on top on her second penalty kick goal of the game at 62:52. - Samford had 17 shots in the game to Western Carolina's five.
News & Notes
- The assist by McKenna was her sixth of the season, just one off tying her assist mark of season in her freshman campaign. It was also her 13th career assist moving McKenna into a tie for fifth place in the WCU record books.
- McKenna's assist also pushes her point total to 12 for the season besting her career mark of 11 from a year ago ... She now also has 23 points in her career ranking her 24th in the WCU record books.
- Leland notched her second goal of the season and third of her career ... The two goals this season is a season-high for goals for the senior. - The two goals by Seoposenwe were her 11th and 12th of the season.
- Western Carolina's goal halted three straight shutouts by the Bulldogs and the first goal allowed at SU Stadium since the Bulldogs gave up a goal to Kennesaw State in the 3-1 Bulldog win on Sept. 16.
Western Carolina's final road game of the season is at Chattanooga on Sunday facing a Moc squad who earned a 2-2 tie with ETSU on Friday.
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