2018 Women's Soccer Playoff: SC Pulls Rank on LB bell Active Member Joined: Sep 20, 2017 Messages: 108 Likes Received: 40 Nov 9, 2018 #1 With two goals in the first half and four in the second, USC dismantled LBSU with a 6-0 fusillade to end any well-concealed hope LB may have brought along for a monumental upset. For 2018, LB has conceded nine goals to the Trojans with no retaliation and it would take a heartless person not to feel sorry for LB ‘keeper Imani MacDonald who witnessed all nine goals in close proximity. (I'm not heartless). Surprisingly, no SC player scored more than one goal. SC will now host the winner of the LSU/Boston College clash at McAllister Field. The goals were as follows: FIRST HALF 1) Notre Dame (yes, THE Irish, but she’s a local) transfer Natalie Jacobs from a header off a rebound from ‘keeper MacDonald in the 20th minute. 2) Alea Hite, a left footer in the 26th minute. SECOND HALF 3) Tara McKeown, making up for the missed PK against UCLA. 4) Leah Pruitt improvising with a knee from within 5 yards in the 63rd minute. 5) Savannah Demelo’s 18-yarder in the 64th minute. 6) Hailey Hite’s conversion from seven yards off a cross from the right side. Unfortunately, newly-installed PAC 12 freshman of the year, striker Penelope Hocking, was helped off the field in the 47th minute with what looked like an ankle injury. It’s not wise to speculate on the severity of the injury but it is my hope that she won’t have to miss too many matches, otherwise SC would be denied a quality frontline player. The good thing about my ankle injuries is that I was never left with any lingering fears when they were allowed to completely heal. When not, they could be nagging. I don’t know much about LSU or Boston College but I’ll go out on a limb to say SC wins and advances. MediaCapital likes this.