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SENIORS LEAD WOMEN'S SOCCER PAST NO. 7 COLUMBUS STATE

Nicole FerrisGREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Danielle Tanner scored her fourth goal of the campaign, and Nicole Ferris found the back of the net for the first time this season to lead the Tusculum College women’s soccer team to a narrow 2-1 victory over no. 7 Columbus State University. With the win, the Pioneers improve to 2-3 while the Cougars fall to 3-2.

The Pioneers were the first side to find the back of the net for the first time this season, taking an early 1-0 advantage after a lofted through ball by Elisha Robertson put Tanner in perfect position to touch it past the keeper in the closing seconds of the ninth minute.

Tusculum held the 1-0 lead into the 42nd minute when Ferris, a senior defender from Lebanon, Ohio, bent a free kick into the area from 25 yards and got a fortunate deflection off the Columbus State keeper into the back of the net to put the Pioneers up 2-0 heading into the half.

The Cougars cut the Pioneer advantage to 2-1 at the midway point of the 52nd minute as Stephanie Parrish won a challenge at midfield and took it the rest of the way, dribbling into the area and sliding it past the TC keeper from just outside the six-yard box for her second goal of the season.

Columbus State outshot Tusculum 15-12 in the match as Parrish led the way with four shots for the Cougars. Tanner took a team-high five shots for the Pioneers, all five of which were on frame. Vanessa Fyffe played the full 90 minutes in goal for TC, allowing one goal and making two saves for her second victory of the season.

The Pioneers return to the pitch on Sunday afternoon when they host Armstrong Atlantic State University at Pioneer Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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