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Women's Soccer - Wed, Sep. 27, 2017 by Troy Baranik

LAURINBURG, N.C. - The St. Andrews University women's soccer team fell 1-0 at home to AAC rival Columbia College (S.C.) in a hard-fought game on Tuesday afternoon.

A quiet first half saw Columbia lead in shots 6-2 with the game scoreless at the break. After Columbia was given a few yellow cards for physical play in the early stages of the second half, the Koalas finally broke through with the only goal of the game in the 79th minute of play to go up 1-0.

SAU would then put up four shots on goal in the second half, but could not find the net for the tying goal. CC ended up outshooting the Lady Knights just 6-4 in the half and 12-6 overall

Junior forward Madi Castro (JR/Hope Mills, NC) led the Knights with two shots and one on goal while fellow junior midfielders Liz Garner (JR/Huntingtown, MD) and Talia Swartbooi (JR/Johannesburg, South Africa) attempted one shot apiece. Freshman midfielder Tatiana Kendzulak (FR/Grandy, NC) also fired a shot on goal in the defeat.

Senior goalkeeper Rachel Widdicks (SR/Hull, England) made seven saves on eight shots on goal as she is now averaging 6.7 saves/game (2nd in AAC and 28th in the NAIA) with 40 total saves. The Lady Knights defense, as a whole, is also improving their play tremendously as the season progresses. They have only conceded four total goals in the past three games combined against quality competition.

St. Andrews falls to 0-6 and 0-3 in the AAC while Columbia improves to 3-4-2 and 3-1 in the conference.

St. Andrews will continue their long home-stand when they host Point University (Ga.) (4-4) on Sunday at 1:00 PM.

 
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