ANDERSON, S.C. – Before its biggest crowd of the season, Anderson University women’s soccer claimed a key South Atlantic Conference victory, as the Trojans knocked off Lincoln Memorial 1-0 Saturday afternoon at Trojan Stadium.
The win puts Anderson at 4-6-4 on the season and 2-2-4 in SAC play, giving them 10 points in the league standings. LMU, which was seeking a chance at the top-spot in the league, dropped to 5-3 in conference play and into a tie for third in the conference standings.
Senior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Neipp recorded her 20th complete shutout, as the native of Anderson S.C. made six saves on the afternoon to put her one away from a tying for seventh place on the all-time shutout list in SAC history. Neipp now has 20.4 career clean sheets.
Fellow senior Krystal Goss provided the scoring for Anderson as she notched her fourth goal of the season when she flicked a shot over LMU goalkeeper Kayla Stephens in the 72nd minute. Stephens came off her line and tried to stop Goss’ shot, but it was too late as the ball traveled over her head and into the net. For Goss, the Newry, S.C. now holds the team-lead for goals.
“Krystal did very well to capitalize on a loose ball with composure,” Anderson head coach Samar Azem said. “We are seeing the pieces come together and will continue to build and prepare for this upcoming week.”
Goss went on to lead the team in shots with three, as two troubled Stephens in goal. Classmate Olivia Scalzitti and freshman Helena Moore each tallied a shot on goal. LMU was paced by substitute Olivia Thompson who notched four shots with two on goal in 71 minutes of action.
“I’m incredibly proud of our players for piecing together a solid game,” Azem said. “A huge thank you to our families and fans for the support today, it was certainly difference making.”
Anderson continues its SAC schedule with a road contest at Brevard on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.