Bucs sustain heartbreaking loss at Gardner-Webb

Bucs sustain heartbreaking loss at Gardner-Webb

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Gardner-Webb scored with just 1:39 remaining in regulation to hand Charleston Southern a 2-1 loss in a Big South women's soccer game Saturday night.

The Buccaneers dropped to 5-4-2 overall and 2-3-1 in the Big South while the Runnin' Bulldogs improved to 6-4-3 and 3-1-1. The teams had entered the contest tied for seventh in the conference, but CSU fell a spot with the narrow defeat.

How It Happened

  • The Bucs got off to a quick start with a goal five minutes into the game
  • Peyton Motley fed a streaking Dakota Fiedler, who in turn crossed to Riley Rumbley who put it in the back of the net
  • The goal was Rumbley's third of the season, giving her sole possession of the team lead. Motley and Fiedler were both credited with assists.
  • The Runnin' Bulldogs tied it in the 29th minute on a goal by Aubrie Jackson
  • Three minutes after tying the game Gardner-Webb had another solid scoring chance, but Grace Clark got a foot on the ball just before it crossed the goal line
  • The Runnin' Bulldogs outshot the Bucs 8-3 in the second half and finally capitalized in the 89th minute when Jada Braun scored the game winner

Inside the Numbers

  • Gardner-Webb finished with a 19-10 advantage in shots including 8-2 on goal
  • The Runnin' Bulldogs also produced nine corner kicks to five for the Bucs
  • Dellacqua finished with seven saves to only one for Gardner-Webb keeper Keely Brown
  • In addition to her assist, Motley had four shots to lead the Bucs

News and Notes

  • Dellacqua increased her career save total to 239, four shy of passing Pam Ramler for fourth in school history
  • The loss was Dellacqua's first of the season after earning two wins and a tie in her first three starts
  • CSU still holds a 7-6-2 lead in the all-time series with Gardner-Webb 
  • Clark, Emilie Gilbert, Taylor Francis and Maddie Reilly played the entire 90 minutes
  • Clark and Gilbert have now played all 1,057 minutes this season

Up Next
The Bucs return home Wednesday for a 3 p.m. game against High Point

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