Sophomore forward Jessica Hausfeld scored the fastest goal in the history of Winthrop's women's soccer program and the Lady Eagles blanked Big South Conference foe Charleston Southern 2-0 Wednesday at Eagle Field.
"We came out to play today," coach Melissa Heinz said. "We are really here for the conference season."
Winthrop (1-4-3) earned its first win when Hausfeld put the Lady Eagles on the board with one minute gone in the first half. She finished an end line-cross from junior forward Chelsea White for the goal.
White tied Winthrop's all-time leading scorer, Allison Stoltz, with her 18th career goal and first of the season off a corner kick from junior forward Erin Foote. Foote's assist (10) also tied Stoltz atop Winthrop's all-time list.
Junior goalie Dimitra Poulos picked up her second clean sheet of the season with three saves.
Winthrop will travel for a matchup against future Big South member Presbyterian at 7 p.m. Saturday.
• RAINED OUT: Wednesday's men's soccer game at College of Charleston was postponed due to poor weather conditions.
The game will be made up at 7 p.m. Friday in Charleston.
• FLING AND SWING: Softball coach Mark Cooke was sporting a big smile after his Lady Eagles, who won the BSC championship last season, went 5-0 in the eight-team Akadema Fall Classic this past weekend.
"We hit the ball, played good defense and got tremendous pitching," Cooke said. "We scored 35 runs and gave up five and only three of those were earned."
Cooke got to evaluate several freshmen who will have to contribute in the spring. Outfielder Veronica Berrie blasted a pair of home runs, while catchers Carole Reda and Lauren Levin did an excellent job handling sophomore pitchers Megan Evans and Cari Wooldridge.
Winthrop returns to action this weekend, taking on North Greenville at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Spartanburg Methodist (11 a.m.), Belmont Abbey (2 p.m.) and the Ontario Midgets (3 p.m.) Saturday and Lenoir-Rhyne (10 a.m.) and USC Upstate (2 p.m.) Sunday.