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Wofford Women’s Soccer Tops Francis Marion, 1-0, Sunday Afternoon

Published: September 11, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Redshirt freshman Maureen Buff’s goal in the opening minute of the second half led the Wofford Terriers to a 1-0 victory over Francis Marion Sunday afternoon at Snyder Field.  The Terriers improve to 6-0-0 overall, while the Patriots fall to 3-4-1 on the season.

Buff was able to break past FMU defenders, sending a shot toward the goal from just over 20 yards away.  The ball bent past the outstretched hands of Francis Marion keeper Lauren Vetock to find the back left corner of the net.  The goal was the second of the season for the Lilburn, Ga. native.

Play was even throughout the first 45 minutes of action, as Wofford held a slim margin in shots (4-3) and corner kicks (2-1) over the Patriots, yet neither team was able to score.

In the second half, Francis Marion outshot the Terriers by an 8-3 margin, putting three shots on goal in the closing minutes of the half, trying to produce the game-tying goal, yet the Patriots were unable to put the ball past Wofford keeper Erika Christensen.

Christensen earned the win for Wofford, picking up four saves while facing 11 shots.  Vetock got the loss for FMU, producing two saves while facing seven shots.

Wofford will have the following week off, returning to action on Friday, September 23rd as they host Georgia Southern to open Southern Conference play.  The match is set for a 7:00 p.m. start time at Snyder Field.

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