Wildcats Women’s Soccer Blanks Winthrop on the Road
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Senior Sabine Chandler capped off a stellar week by scoring late in the second half to break up a scoreless game as Davidson women’s soccer earned its first shutout of the year with a 2-0 blanking of Winthrop on the road Sunday afternoon.
Chandler, who had a goal and an assist in Thursday’s season-opening win at home vs. Gardner-Webb, netted the game-winner in the 73rd minute, and it gave her a new career-high for goals and points.
The Wildcats are 2-0 to open the season for the first time since the start of the 2008 campaign.
Comments from head coach Adam Denton
“It was a tough battle with a physical team today. Early in the game, we allowed too much space and time for Winthrop, which allowed their attacking threats to impact the game. As we got into the second-part of the first half, we settled into the game, but lacked some cutting edge in the final third.”
“The second half, we played a little tighter and after some adjustments early, it provided us with more threat from the wide positions. We started to control the game more and after a great play by Grace Voss and a strong pass by Ali Menard, Sabine Chandler showed her great one-on-one ability and finish. The second goal was taken well by Hailey Braemer and it provided the cushion we needed.”
“It is great to get a win on the road today and keep a clean sheet. Now we have to recover and start to prepare for a tough home game this coming Thursday vs. Georgia State.”
Quick Hits From the Game:
•It was a scoreless first half between both teams, as it was fairly even in the stat column: 5-3 shots Winthrop, 2 saves each and one corner kick Winthrop.
•Chandler broke up the scoreless game late with a score at the 72:51 mark, her second goal of the year and third for her career.
•Assisting on the play was sophomore Alexandra Menard, who recorded her first collegiate point.
•Davidson was not done as the freshmen tandem of Hailey Braemer and Rachel Schleicher hooked up for their first goal and assist, respectively, in the 84th minute for a 2-0 lead.
•Senior goalkeeper Sarah L’Hommedieu earned her first shutout as a Wildcat and finished with three saves.
•Winthrop (0-1) had a 14-8 edge on shots, but only three of them went on goal and L’Hommedieu was there to stop each one of them.
•Corner kicks were 4-1 in favor of Winthrop.
•Kendall Bushick had a team-best three shots on the day and put one of them on goal.
•The Eagles’ keeper Ashlynn Harris came up with three saves in 90 minutes of action.
•Davidson ran its record to 6-1-1 all-time in the series vs. Winthrop and has won the last three meetings.
The Wildcats return home for a 7 p.m. game next Thursday against Georgia State.