FLORENCE, SC – Clayton State University freshman Ann-Cathrin Zabel accounted for three goals and one assist to lead Clayton State University to a 6-0 win over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Sept. 30) in Peach Belt Conference women's soccer action.
FMU (3-4-0, 0-3-0) will play host to local-rival UNC Pembroke on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on Hartzler Field. Clayton State climbs to 3-5-0 overall and 1-3-0 in PBC play.
The Lakers outshot the Patriots 14-7 and held a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.
An own goal in the 10th minute put Clayton State ahead to stay. Zabel assisted on the Lakers' second tally in the 27th minute and she scored in the 30th, 60th, and 81st minutes.
Freshman midfielder Sarah Moll led Francis Marion with three shots.
FMU sophomore Micahla Kitchen started in goal and registered one save, while junior Janine Gordon came on later and posted four saves. Clayton State's Jessica Charmin (4 saves) and Maria Notario (0 saves) combined for the shutout.
Patriot freshman forward Kylie McElroy had several scoring opportunities in the opening half. Twice when the ball was played back to Charmin, McElroy blocked her clearance kick with the ball rebounding and landing just outside the post. The ball was played into the box to McElroy in the 38th minute where she was 1v1 with Charmin, but the Holly Spring, N.C., native was unable to control the ball.
A Clayton State player stopped a scoring opportunity by FMU freshman Kailey Varney with 12 seconds left before halftime.
POST MATCH COMMENTS from FMU head coach Lindsey Morgan via Facebook live
Clayton State Univ. (3-5-0, 1-3-0 PBC) def. Francis Marion Univ. (3-4-0, 0-3-0 PBC) 6-0
Date: Sep 30, 2017 Attendance: 100
Weather: Sunny, 82, Winds NNE @ 13 mph
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Clayton State Univ.. 4 2 - 6
Francis Marion Univ. 0 0 - 0
1-0. 9:02 CST OWN GOAL (unassisted) - Keeper tried to field corner kick and lost into goal at near post
2-0. 26:33 CST Baquerizo,Manoly (3) (Zabel,Ann-Cathrin) - Pass out to left side, 14 yd shot into upper netting
3-0. 29:31 CST Zabel,Ann-Cathrin (4) (Baquerizo,Manoly) - Pass ahead, headed back, 15 yd shot
4-0. 40:01 CST Rodriguez,Andrea (1) (Lennartz,Jana) - Free kick off post, knocked home from 7 yards out
5-0. 59:07 CST Zabel,Ann-Cathrin (5) (Rodriguez,Andrea) - Pass out to left side, angle in, 12 yard shot
6-0. 80:26 CST Zabel,Ann-Cathrin (6) (Taguchi,Hikari) - Rebound tap-in of save by GK
Shots: Clayton State Univ. 14, Francis Marion Univ. 7 ; Saves: Clayton State Univ. 5 (Jessica Charman 4; TEAM 1; Maria Notario), Francis Marion Univ. 5 (Micahla Kitchen 1; Janine Gordon 4)