TSU soccer ends season with victory

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Orangeburg, S.C. ­ The Troy State women’s soccer team defeated South Carolina State Saturday, 7-0.

The victory was the Lady Trojan’s second consecutive victory. In the first 20 minutes, it looked as if Troy State was in for a tough match.

South Carolina State came out playing aggressively and challenging every ball.

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In the 26th minute freshman Lynn Rankin started the scoring off as she took a pass off of a throw in from freshman Courtney Reeder and shot it past Lady Bulldog goalkeeper Ardena Scott to put Troy State up 1-0.

It was Rankin’s fourth goal of the season.

Then the goals came in bunches.

Rankin notched her fifth of the season and Reeder scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season to make the halftime score 3-0.

In the second half, freshmen Erin Doud and Emma Kilduff both scored to make it 5-0.

Senior Amanda Mason scored the next two for the final two goals of the game.

In goal, senior Jessica Murphy notched her seventh shutout of the season facing only one shot.

Freshman Courtney Reeder also mad her first ever appearance at goalkeeper.

The Lady Trojans end the season with an 11-8 overall record and a 4-6 record in Atlantic Sun Conference play.