TC Sports


HICKORY, N.C. --- ­ The No. 25 Tusculum College women's soccer team scored four unanswered goals to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne College, 4-1, Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Lenoir-Rhyne (7-9-2, 2-5 SAC) scored its only goal of the day early in the match (9:32) when junior forward Whitney Cline chipped a cross from freshman forward Stevie Dellinger past the keeper for the score.

After L-R's goal, the Pioneers took control of the match. Five minutes later (14:57), Danielle Tanner shot the ball from the right side of the field outside the 18-yard box and found the back of the net to even the match at one.

Tanner would assist on the next two Tusculum goals. Tanner found Courtney Turner in 34th minute and Amanda Tripp in the 65th minute to put the match away at 3-1.

Tusculum (13-5, 4-3 SAC) scored its final goal of the match with 21:10 remaining. Heather Craft took a Nicole Ferris’ corner kick and placed it in the back of the net for the final margin.

Tori Hadjopoulos picked up the win in goal for Tusculum while senior Nicole Ley suffered the loss for Lenoir-Rhyne.

Tusculum now awaits official word of its opponent in the quarterfinal round of the 2007 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament, to be held next week.

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