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Oct. 23, 2009
DeLand, Fla. - The USC Upstate women's soccer team dropped its third one-goal match of 2009 in Friday night's 2-1 loss at Stetson. With the victory, Stetson improves to 9-6-2 overall with a 5-2-2 mark in the Atlantic Sun. Meanwhile, Upstate falls to 0-18-0 overall with a 0-9-0 mark in league play.
Upstate scored the lone first half goal at the 4:24 mark. Catherine Nolff scored her second goal of 2009 and fifth for her career to give the Spartans an early 1-0 lead. Nolff is now tied for first in career goals (D-I era).
Upstate held on to the 1-0 lead until the 51st-minute when Tessa Gavilsky scored her 10th goal of 2009 to tie the match at 1-1. Gavilsky was assisted on the goal by Emily Yero.
Upstate and Stetson appeared to possibly play an extra frame or two, however Courtney Jenista scored in the 77th-minute to break the 1-1 tie and give the Hatters a 2-1 lead. Stetson clamped down on defense the final minutes of the match en route to the 2-1 victory.
Stetson outshot the Spartans by a 29-8 margin for the match, including a 15-2 advantage in the second half. Stetson directed 14 of its 29 shots at the goal compared to just 5 for the Spartans. Stetson also owned a 13-3 advantage in corner kicks in the match.
Senior keeper Brittany Daughtry recorded 12 saves on the night, her fourth double-digit save effort of 2009. She recorded a career-best 14 earlier this season at Furman (8/24), followed by a pair of double-digit efforts at Lipscomb (10/2) and at Belmont (10/4).
For the Hatters, keeper Andrea Garvaglia tallied for saves in the match. Stetson committed 14 fouls in the match compared to 12 for Upstate. The Hatters also were whistled for two offsides in the match.
Upstate will conclude its sunshine state swing as well as its 2009 season on Sunday afternoon in Fort Myers, Fla. The Spartans will battle the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast at 1:00 p.m.