Barton women’s soccer blanks Erskine, 1-0, for second straight conference shutout

Archived photo of junior Jordyn Brown, who scored her team-high sixth goal of the season Saturday in BC's 1-0 win over Erskine College. | Photo by Derek Hamm
Archived photo of junior Jordyn Brown, who scored her team-high sixth goal of the season Saturday in BC's 1-0 win over Erskine College. | Photo by Derek Hamm

by Benny Benton

WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College women's soccer team posted its second straight Conference Carolinas shutout on Saturday, edging Erskine College, 1-0, at the Barton Outdoor Athletics Complex.

The Lady Bulldogs (4-4-3, 3-1-3) have now gone 3-0-1 in their last four outings, all three victories coming in league shutouts.

Junior Jordyn Brown provided the only goal of the match, firing a header past Erskine keeper Sara Dooley off a corner kick by junior Laisy Scardazzi in the 32nd minute.

The score was Brown's team-high sixth goal of the season. Scardazzi's assist was her team-high fifth of the year, and her fourth in the past two matches.

Barton nearly got on the board in the eighth minute off another Scardazzi corner kick, but the header by Hannah Beard hit the left post, and a follow header by Taylor Doeble was saved by Dooley.

Brown narrowly missed a second goal midway through the second half, as her attempt from the right wing went just outside the right post. Scardazzi also had a near-miss on a shot from the top of the box in the closing minutes, an attempt that sailed over the crossbar.

Erskine (4-6, 3-4) had its best chance to tie on the first play of the second half, as the Flying Fleet took the opening kick and drove straight down for a shot from the right wing by Devyn Cabral, but Barton keeper Haley Sauls corralled the attempt for her only save of the period.

Sauls needed just two saves on the day in recording her fifth solo or shared shutout of the year. While Erskine had nine total attempts on the day, just two were inside the pipes.

Barton posted 16 total shots. Of those, six were on frame, with Dooley stopping five.

The Lady Bulldogs will return to action on Wednesday when they visit Murfreesboro, N.C., to face Chowan University, which is currently tied for second place in the conference.