Florence, SC - FLORENCE, SC – Freshmen Amelia Wallace-Zocher and Yasmin Bunter each scored first-half goals to lead Francis Marion University to a 2-1 exhibition win over UNC Pembroke, Monday afternoon in women's college soccer action.
Francis Marion will open its 2010 regular-season schedule on Friday (Aug. 20) with a 7 p.m. match at High Point University.
Wallace-Zocher scored on a 15-yard shot in the seventh minute after taking a pass from Kelly Kady. She lofted her shot beyond the reach of UNCP freshman goalkeeper Britney Bennett. Bunter extended the margin to 2-0 at the 31:15 mark when she took a feed from freshman Mariel Kaney and grounded a 16-yard shot between the legs of Bennett as she came charging off her goal line.
UNCP sophomore Anna Svensson trimmed the margin to 2-1 with an unassisted score 3:44 into the second half. A free kick by the Braves came to Svensson inside the six-yard box, but her first volley was stopped by FMU junior goalkeeper Lauren Vetock. However, the rebound came right back to Svensson who then pounded in a 3-yard shot.
UNCP had a couple of opportunities for the tying score in the 75th minute, but a shot by Kayla Colon was stopped by a Patriot defender along the goal line and then Ashley Anctil corralled the rebound, but her shot from 20-yards out sailed well over the crossbar.
Francis Marion led the Division II Braves 12-11 in shots, while UNCP held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks.