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Memorial Day at Memorial ends in a draw for the Blues

By Aubrie Holcomb , 05/31/22, 10:45AM HST


The women in Blue returned to Memorial Stadium with a draw on Memorial Day. ACSC faced the Greenville Liberty in a sunset matchup. 

The team started the game with high energy, scoring in the 12th minute. The goal was scored by Yuliia Khrystiuk with an assist from Alyssa Frazier making the score 1-0 for the Blues. 

“The goal put the pressure on the other team, for them to make mistakes. So, we could take advantage of those mistakes,” coach Jimena Rojas said. 

After Maison Wells left the game with a wrist injury, Roisin McGovern entered in the 32nd minute. Right after, Halle Skibo entered the book leaving room for Greenville to score on a free-kick, but Emory Wegener held steady at goalkeeper. 

At halftime, Cami Johnstone exited the game and UNC Asheville alum Gillian Oyos entered. 

After keeping a 1-0 lead for most of the game, Greenville scored the equalizer in the 69th minute. In the 70th minute Ashlyn Kane entered the match, subbing in for Taylor Gardner. 

Although there were some scoring opportunities for both teams, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Jimena Rojas named University of Georgia alum Emory Wegener player of the game for her impressive saves at goalkeeper. 

“Everyone played really well, we are coming together as a team. We have had some injuries and I really like how we can come off the bench and be ready to play,” Rojas said. 

Next up for the women’s squad is a rematch in Greenville, SC. ACSC will face Greenville Liberty on Friday, June 3 with a 7:00 p.m. kick-off. 

The team returns to Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, June 8 when NC Courage U23 comes to town for a rematch. 

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