Brad Posted September 14, 2008 Group: Admin Topic Count: 0 Content Count: 91,475 Reputation: 8,240 Days Won: 382 Joined: 05/19/2000 Share Posted September 14, 2008 Courtesy USFUSF WOMEN'S SOCCER: Klotz Scores Two in 3-2 WinTAMPA â€“ Coming off a tie to Stetson, the University of South Florida womenâ€™s soccer team pulled out a 3-2 victory over Illinois State in a thrilling double-overtime contest as true freshman Chelsea Klotz scored the game-winner in the 104th minute of action.â€œIt was great to score three goals today,â€ said USF head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. â€œOne of our goals was to come out strong in the first half and more physical and we did that. There were times we didnâ€™t play well and then other times we played really well. We have some things to improve on but Iâ€™m happy with the win.â€USF would start the scoring in the 37th minute, as freshman Noelle Pineiro would take a pass from sophomore Brittany Pilon and find the back of the net to give the Bulls a 1-0 lead. It was Pineiro first career goal.The Redbirds would tie the game in the 48th minute, as junior Ammanda Wisnienski would take a corner kick from Raquel Rattray and beat a diving Mallori Lofton-Malachi.The Bulls would answer quickly.Klotz would give the Bulls the lead back as she would split the defense and rocket a shot past the keeper with the assist coming from fellow freshman Noelle Pineiro in the 54th minute The Redbirds would again tie the game, this time it would be Senior Mel Routledge on an assist fromMary Sahm off a free kick deep in the Bulls territory. Tied at two, the teams would head to overtime, as junior goalkeeper Mallori Lofton-Malachi made a diving save in the final seconds of regulation to preserve the tie.Klotz would again make her presence known in the second overtime, as Klotz would end it in the 104th minute as Amanda McCormick would loft a pass to Klotz on a breakaway and she put in the game winner past the diving keeper.â€œChelseaâ€™s athleticism really stretches the defense,â€ added Schilte-Brown. â€œShe is a great kid with the right attitude.â€The Bulls were outshot in the match 12-11; however they made the most of their shots on goal as they scored on three of five shots on goal. The Bulls outshot the Red Birds 4-1 in the extra sessions.Lofton-Malachi was impressive once again as she recorded seven saves giving her 32 on the season.Six true freshmen started for the Bulls, including Melaney Hupp who was making her first career start.With the win, the Bulls improve to 3-1-2. The Redbirds fall to 3-5-0.The Bulls will now move forward to the BIG EAST portion of their schedule, as they will welcome the Golden Eagles of Marquette to USF Soccer Stadium on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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