All it took was three minutes. Within these three minutes College of Charleston had two attempts at the Winthrop net, followed closely by one solid goal to make the game. It was the only goal needed to create the 1-0 win for the Cougars over the Eagles, at Patriots Point on Sunday.
The first and only goal came after 3 minutes and 27 seconds of play. With the ball in hand, sophomore McCallie Jones’ (Charlotte, N.C.) powered forward into a front-flip throw in, and launched the ball inbound to junior Maryam Buazza (Katy, Texas) who put the ball away with a header off the throw.
Senior goalkeeper Cricket Wise (Walhalla, S.C.) also aided the Cougars’ win with six saves.
Just like that Charleston moved its season to 2-1-0 and stays undefeated on its home pitch.
“I was really excited with how we started the match. Within the first five minutes we took control of the match and put our stamp on the game” said CofC head coach Christian Michner.
Even though the rest of the game came without any more goals, it was still a riveting 90 minutes as the Cougars attempted nine shots in the first half and upped the ante during the second half with an additional 12 shots at the net.
The Cougars were in high supply of precision shooting, however the accuracy of their attempted shots proved to be the challenge for CofC.
“I thought we created a lot of chances today,” said Michner. “We just were not sharp enough in front of the goal.”
Next stop for the Cougars will be Tampa, Fla., where they will participate in the University of South Florida Tournament. There they will play Murray State on Sept. 2nd at 2p.m. and Vanderbilt on Sept. 4th at noon.
They will play again at home on Friday Sept. 9th against Cincinnati at 7:30p.m.