ROCK HILL, SC- The Winthrop women’s soccer team looks to extend its win streak to four when it travels to Charleston Southern Wednesday afternoon. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. at the Patriots Point Athletics Complex. The Lady Eagles are undefeated in their road conference contests so far this season and lead the all-time series with the Bucs 5-3-4.
Winthrop (9-2-1, 5-1 Big South) had a strong week in the conference last week, earning two victories against UNC Asheville and Coastal Carolina. Junior Krystyna Freda scored her 13th goal of the season, and her 17th career game winning goal with only 7 minutes left in the match. Freda continues to be top ranked in the nation for points per game (2nd) and goals per game (4th). Sophomore Taylor Walton also scored a late goal for the Lady Eagles against Coastal when she forced an error from the Chants’ defense and dribbled into an open net with 1:53 left in the match. The goal was the Walton’s 5th this season and she is now the 3rd leading scorer for Winthrop behind Freda and Taylor Coleman (6). The Winthrop offense is ranked 1st in the conference in goals with 33 and has earned a national ranking of 6th in scoring offense. Goalkeeper Amelia Henderson also had a big week, earning two shutouts and receiving the Big South Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Charleston Southern (5-8-1, 2-4 Big South) went 1-1 last week, starting with a 3-2 loss at Campbell and then bouncing back with a 2-1 victory over VMI at home. Goals for the Bucs have come from several different players but seniors Toni Lashley and Allison Lewi lead the team with a combined 12 goals and seven assists. Sophomores Chelsea Frankeny and Chelsea have also gotten on the board for CSU scoring four goals and three goals, respectively. Of the Bucs 22 goals, 20 have been assisted which places them 2nd in the conference in assists. Freshman goalkeeper Dana Mclaughlin has played most of the minutes in goal for CSU earning 85 saves and a goals against average of 1.59.
Head coach Eric Terrill took over the head coaching position in 1995 and is currently in his 19th season with the Bucs. In that time he has posted an overall record of 147-180-33 and a conference record of 59-63-16.