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Women's Soccer Defeats Lipscomb 2-0 to Open 2013 Season

Kelly Pannell had an assist in the second half in Western Carolina's 2-0 win over Lipscomb.

Aug 23, 2013

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer (1-0) defeated Lipscomb University (0-1) 2-0, in its home and season opener, Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

The Catamounts scored a goal in each half to earn the shutout. For the second match, dating back to the exhibition against High Point on August 16, junior Jenny Lauer and freshman Carly Tinstman shared goal keeper duties, with Lauer in goal the first half and Tinstman entering the final 45 minutes.

It looked like the Catamounts would score early in the match when sophomore forward Markie-Lynn Studnicky took a header shot on goal, but the ball went wide right. Western Carolina took six shots in the opening 42 plus minutes of the match before finding the back of the net.

Junior Caitlyn Bradham got the Catamounts on the scoreboard at the 42:43 mark of the first half. Senior Christine Kaznowsi placed a perfect pass inside the box to Bradham who sailed it past Lipscomb goalie Anna Buhigas.

The Catamounts tacked on an insurance goal early in the second half putting added pressure on Lipscomb. At the 47:17 mark, junior Sara Robinson picked up a pass from Kelly Pannell, about five yards out, for the score.

Kaznowski had beauty of a shot at 85:49 that went high, just kissing the cross bar. It was Western Carolina's 15th shot in the game, ending the contest with 17.

Western Carolina allowed Lipscomb just one shot in the first half and four in the second. Lauer and Tinstman each had a save in the match.

The Catamounts travel to Eastern Kentucky on Sunday to take on the Colonels at 3 p.m. The match will be live streamed by EKU with a line proved on the website.