Miami Falls 2-1 at South Carolina
Sept. 18, 2005
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Freshman forward Paulelett Ricks-Chambers scored her second goal in as many games, but South Carolina’s Darcel Mollon chipped a game-winner in the 71st minute to upend the University of Miami women’s soccer team, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at Eugene Stone Stadium in Columbia, S.C.
With the score tied at one goal apiece, Mollon fielded an assist from the USC (4-3) duo of Jessi Swaim and Erin Sullivan inside the box and flicked it into the net behind Miami (5-3-1) keeper Lauren McAdam at the 70:50 mark to lead the Gamecocks to the 2-1 win.
In a physical defensive battle, the Hurricanes and Gamecocks combined for just 14 shots with only four shots, including just two on goal, recorded by Miami – a season low.
South Carolina struck early, scoring in the second minute of the game when Alex Mouton scored from inside the box off a cross by Mollon.
The Hurricanes answered with the equalizer just over six minutes later when Ricks-Chambers, who scored the game-winner Friday night against Auburn, broke through the USC defense and fired off a shot from inside the 18-yard line past South Carolina keeper Laura Armstrong to tie the score at one-all.
The two teams would play with the score tied for the remainder of the half and for over 25 minutes into the second until Mollon’s game-winner in the 71st minute.
Miami returns to action Thursday, Sept. 22, hosting NC State at 7 p.m. in the ACC opener.