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Sept. 9, 2007
Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate scored nine goals for the first time since 2002 with sophomore midfielder Santana DeFreitas and freshman forward Oleva Durant scoring two goals each in a 9-0 win over Alabama State Sunday afternoon at County University Soccer Stadium.
Upstate moves to 2-1-0 this season and Alabama State falls to 0-4-0.
The Spartans scoring began in the 12th minute with DeFreitas scoring her first goal of the season unassisted from 15 yards out for a 1-0 lead. In the 16th minute junior forward Nicole Trawick found the back of the net on a breakaway for her third goal of the year and a 2-0 lead.
Upstate followed those goals with four more in a three minute span. DeFreitas scored again in the 22nd minute followed by freshman forward Melissa Kuhar with her second goal of the season in the 24th minute, Durant nailed home her first career goal in the 25th minute and senior midfielder Mia Parkhurst also scored her first career goal in the 25th minute as well to extend the lead to 6-0.
The second half was more of the same for the Spartans as Durant added another goal in the 56th minute followed by freshman forward Charlise Cunningham scoring her second goal of the season in the 68th minute and senior defender Caroline Verna added her first goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 71st minute to round out the scoring.
Upstate had a school-record 52 shots in the game and did not allow a shot by the Hornets. DeFreitas had two assists to go along with her two goals and Trawick, Parkhurst, freshman midfielder Catherine Nolff, freshman midfielder Leigh Ward, sophomore defender Liz Pontillo picked up an assist each.
Spartan sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Daughtry (1-0-0) picked up her first win of the season in goal and Alabama State goalkeeper Veronique Lamontagne (0-4-0) had 18 saves.