GSW Drops 3-0 Decision In Home Opener
AMERICUS - A pair of early goals propelled the Limestone College women's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Georgia Southwestern on Sunday afternoon at Hurricane Field.
Gabriella Reid took a corner kick from teammate Helen Winterburn in the 17th minute and poked a shot over GSW goalkeeper Amber Bahri to give the Saints a 1-0 advantage.
Less than a minute later Limestone (1-1) struck again when Taylor Sanders found the back of the net off a feed from Reid.
GSW (1-1) had an opportunity to cut the margin in half in the 24th minute but a shot by Amber Milner hit the crossbar, allowing Limestone to take the two-goal lead into the break.
The Lady Hurricanes were unable to capitalize on several open looks throughout the scoring lull as a pair of shots sailed high and two more drifted left before Sanders struck again at the 79:37 mark and capped the game's scoring with her second goal of the afternoon. The final tally came off a pass from Leah Kennington. Sanders went up top again, taking the pass in the middle of the box before lifting it into the upper-left corner of the net.
Limestone finished with a 14-11 advantage in shots. The Saints also held a 5-1 edge in corner kicks.
Bahri pulled down five saves. Mariette Martinez and Tori Waddell combined for three stops for Limestone.
Southwestern returns to the pitch on Friday for a 1 p.m. match against UNC Pembroke at Hurricane Field.