#16 Cougars defeat Francis Marion

#16 Cougars defeat Francis Marion

FLORENCE, SC – Freshman Meghan Cottingham scored three times to help lead 16th-ranked Columbus State University to an 11-1 win over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) in Peach Belt Conference women's soccer action.

Francis Marion (4-7-0, 1-6-0) will play their final road match of the season on Wednesday at Georgia College with a 7 p.m. kickoff.  The Patriots will celebrate Senior Day next Saturday (Oct. 21) at 5 p.m. when they entertain Georgia Southwestern State University.

Columbus State (10-1-0, 7-1-0), which advanced to the NCAA Division II national semifinals last year, outshot Francis Marion 27-5, and held a 13-1 advantage in corner kicks.

FMU senior Breanna Henderson accounted for the Patriot score when she headed in a corner kick off the foot of freshman Holly Bowman.

Francis Marion sophomore goalkeeper Micahla Kitchen compiled two saves in the opening 45 minutes, while junior Janine Gordon played the second half and posted four saves.

Three keepers played in goal for the Cougars, with freshman Bria Riancho earning the win with a scoreless opening half.

 

#16 Columbus State Univ. (10-1-0, 7-1-0) def. Francis Marion Univ. (4-7-0, 1-6-0 PBC) 11-1

Date: Oct 14, 2017  Attendance: 153
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 75, Winds NNE @ 1 mph

Goals by period             1  2  Tot
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Columbus State Univ.    5  6 - 11
Francis Marion Univ.      0  1 -  1

SCORING SUMMARY:
1-0.   9:36 CSU Riley Clark (9) (Olivia Jarrell) - Slid into the box, received, chopped back, and 12 yards shot
2-0.  30:45 CSU Flo Spano (5) (Kelly Hendricks) - 14 yard shot from right sid eof box
3-0.  34:48 CSU Kelly Hendricks (2) (Amanda Murphy) - Short cross in box, 9-yard shot
4-0.  38:08 CSU Meghan Cottingham (3) (unassisted) - Blocked clearence comes back to #8 for 11-yard shot
5-0.  43:59 CSU Tehgan Anguilm (3) (unassisted) - Ball pops out for 19-yard strike from just outside box
6-0.  57:17 CSU Olivia Jarrell (10) (Amanda Murphy) - dribble into box on left side, slide pass, 10-yard shot
7-0.  58:13 CSU Kelly Hendricks (2) (Tehgan Anguilm) - Header at near post off corner kick
8-0.  62:51 CSU Olivia Jarrell (11) (Flo Spano) - Layed off for 22-yard strike
9-0.  63:30 CSU Meghan Cottingham (4) (Hugrun Elvarsdottir) - Rebound off crossbar for shot shot
10-0.  66:29 CSU Meghan Cottingham (5) (Cassandra Wade) - Loose ball in box, 5 yard shot
10-1.  73:07 FMU_W Breanna Henderson (1) (Holly Bowman) - Header at far post off corner kick
11-1.  80:20 CSU Caitlyn Peterson (1) (Parker Morgan) - Dribbled in from left, outside foot pass, 7-yard shot

Shots: Columbus State Univ. 27, Francis Marion Univ. 5 ; Saves: Columbus State Univ. 1 (Bria Riancho 0, Adianna Ortiz 0, Camille Atkins 1), Francis Marion Univ. 7 (Micahla Kitchen 2; Janine Gordon 4; TEAM 1)