Klingensmith's overtime goal pushes CSU past Jacksonville

Klingensmith's overtime goal pushes CSU past Jacksonville

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Kat Klingensmith scored her first career goal with 6:25 expired in the first overtime period to give Charleston Southern a 2-1 victory over Jacksonville in women's soccer action Sunday at the CSU Soccer Field.

Kayla Robinson also scored for the first time in her career and added an assist on the game winner. The Buccaneers are 3-1-1 while the Dolphins dropped to 0-7-1.

How It Happened

  • Klingensmith took a perfect feed from Robinson and beat the Jacksonville defense down the left side of the box. After a few dribbles, she launched a left-footed rocket that tucked just below the crossbar and above the outstretched fingers of Dolphin goalkeeper Brittany Hundley.
  • Robinson gave the Bucs a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute with a beautiful solo run. She took off down the near sideline in front of the CSU bench and her shot from 25 feet out beat Hundley to her left.
  • The Dolphins tied it in the 71st minute on a goal by Emma Vasquez, assisted by Macicynn Harnish. 
  • Ten minutes after the Vasquez goal, the game went into a lightning delay that lasted an hour and 15 minutes.
  • Hundley and CSU keeper Alyssa Dellacqua both made outstanding saves in the first half to produce a scoreless opening 45 minutes.
  • Dellacqua made a leaping stop, tipping the ball over the crossbar in the 15th minute, and Hundley made a diving stop of a point blank shot by Kylie Doster in the 42nd minute.

Inside the Numbers

  • CSU held a 17-11 edge in shots including 8-5 on goal. Robinson led the Bucs with four shots (three on goal).
  • Dellacqua made four saves to give her 221 in her career, the fifth most in school history. Hundley had six saves for Jacksonville.
  • In addition to Dellacqua, Emilie Gilbert, Juliana Barbaccia and Grace Clark went the full 96 minutes. Clark and Gilbert have played all 476 minutes this season, and Barbaccia has missed only eight.

News and Notes

  • CSU increased its lead in the all-time series with Jacksonville to 4-2 including a perfect 4-0 in Charleston.
  • The Bucs have three wins through their first five games for the first time since 2014.

Play of the Game

Player of the Game


Quoting Eric Terrill
"We struggled in the first half, but things started changing when we moved around our formation in the second half going to a 4-4-2. One of the keys to that was Maddie Reilly being by herself in the defensive midfield and coming up big. We were able to get a lot of kids on the wings, and Kayla's goal helped push us in a positive direction."

Quoting Kayla Robinson
"It felt really good seeing the ball go in the net. I was looking to pass it but had an open look and took it down myself. We were a little tired during the lightning delay, but once we started warming up I could see we had the intensity to pull it out. When I passed to Kat and she finished, it ended the game on a good note."

Up Next
The Bucs are on the road for their next three games beginning with a Wednesday night game at South Carolina State beginning at 7 p.m. CSU then opens Big South play with games at Radford on Saturday and Presbyterian on September 19.

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