The Troy soccer team defeated Gardner-Webb 1-0 in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, on Friday, Sept. 5.
Late in the second half, junior midfielder Jasmine Fahrnbauer and junior defender Kirsten Rendall assisted with the only goal. The goal was headed in by junior midfielder Alissa Jones in the 84th minute of the game. This goal is Jones’ fifth of the season.
“We knew going into this match that they were a tough team to play against, especially on the road,” head coach Jason Hamilton said. “But I think our girls responded well and did what they needed to do to win the match.”
The Trojans had a total of 12 shots, and five of them were on goal. Jones had the most shots on goal for the team with a total of three. Jones received the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week award on Tuesday, Sept. 2, for her goals, shots and assists.
Troy was able to keep Gardner-Webb’s total shots to three, and only one of them was on goal. Redshirt senior defender Jessica Casper is responsible for their only shot.
Freshman goalkeeper Mikki Lewis was able to save the one shot on goal from Gardner-Webb.
If not for graduate goalkeeper Kristen Chauvin saving four of Troy’s shots on goal, the score difference might have been greater.
Troy improved its record to 4-2 with the win, while Gardner-Webb fell to 1-4 on the season. Troy’s next game will be at home on Friday, Sept. 12, against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks.
Jacksonville State has a record of 3-3, and it lost to the University of Alabama 2-0 on Sunday, Sept. 7. Troy looks to extend its four-game win streak to five against Jacksonville State.