Oct. 5, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Western Carolina women's soccer (5-7-1, 1-3-1 Southern Conference) was clipped by Samford (7-5-1, 4-0-1 SoCon) 3-2 Friday at Samford University Soccer Stadium.
The Catamounts took the lead, 1-0, scoring the first goal of the match in the first half, before the Bulldogs tied it before the half. Western Carolina kept fighting, as it battled back from a 2-1 deficit to tie the match at two all, early in the second half. Samford took the lead for good, 3-2 later in the second half, to win the match.
Western Carolina junior Christine Kaznowski put the Catamounts on the board first with a goal at the 32:42 minute mark. She scored, unassisted, when she look a low line drive to the right that short-hopped in front of the Bulldog goalie, Melissa Montgomery, from the left flank.
Samford answered five minutes later on an unassisted goal of its own. Michelle Moll hit a laser from 35-yards out, drilling it into the right corner at 37:14.
The Bulldogs took their first lead of the match, at 58:54. Amanda Abbott took a pass from Joy Grove that hooked over Catamount goalie Jennifer Lauer's head for the score.
Western Carolina proved its tenacity, in the game, when it battled back to tie the contest at two all at 62:14. Sophomore McKenzie Hallstrom scored her second goal of the season, taking a pass from Amanda Schwartz, to shoot and score from five yards out. It was Schwartz's fourth assist of the season.
Samford took the lead for good at 74:01 on a goal from Bulldog Trine Taule.
The Bulldogs had 14 shots in the match and Western Carolina had eight. The pair of goals scored by Western Carolina are the most goals scored by Western Carolina since defeating Gardner-Webb, 2-0, on September 14.
Western Carolina continues its four-match road swing on Sunday playing at Chattanooga. Match-time is set for 2 p.m.