Oct. 6, 2013
STATESBORO, Ga. - Western Carolina women's soccer (6-5-1, 1-3 Southern Conference) picked up its first Southern Conference win of the season defeating Georgia Southern (2-7-2, 1-2-1 SoCon) 2-1 Sunday at Eagle Field.
Junior forward Caitlyn Bradham scored the game-winning goal at the 83:07 mark of the match. Bradham took a pass from sophomore forward Kelly Pannell from the wing and sailed it past the Eagle goalie Molly Williams. It was Bradham's fourth goal of the season and her third game-winning goal on the year. Pannell logged in her fourth assist.
Western Carolina scored both goals in the second half. The Catamounts were down 1-0 at the half after Georgia Southern scored at 25:22 when Nora El-Shami took a through ball from Cori Dulmage at the top of the box.
Trailing 1-0 in the middle of the second half, Georgia Southern was whistled for a foul setting up a penalty kick for Western Carolina. Sophomore Amanda Schwartz took the PK and scored to knot the game at one. It was Schwartz first goal on the year.
Western Carolina bombarded Georgia Southern throughout the match with 15 total shotsl, 11 of those in the second half. The barrage and tenacity paid off as the Catamounts wore down the Eagles for the win.
The Catamounts split goalie time, as they have done all year, and it was freshman Carly Tinstman who was in goal to complete the game. Tinstman picks up her first win, as a Catamount, and improves to 1-5-1 on the season. Junior Jenny Lauer played the first 45 minutes of the game.
Western Carolina returns home Friday to host Samford. Match time is set for 7 p.m.