The University of South Carolina Beaufort women's soccer team got back in the win column Thursday, blanking visiting Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 2-0 in a non-conference match at Fin Land Field in Bluffton.
Freshman Brittany Lorentz assisted on junior Steph Moldenhauer's goal in the 27th minute and scored off an assist from sophomore Jessica Tooley in the 71st as the Sand Sharks (2-3-1) snapped a three-game losing streak.
"It's nice to get back in the win column," USCB coach Ed Heberling said. "Although we didn't perform at our best, we were able to do enough to secure the win. We were able to dominate and dictate play but weren't able to connect all three levels of our team at times."
Even when things broke down, though, junior goalkeeper Chelsie Mummert was up to the challenge, making eight saves -- including a handful of spectacular ones -- to notch her second shutout of the season. Her best save came in the second half, when she had to dive to her left to stop a one-on-one chance from Barons leading scorer Holly Harrod.
"Throughout the game, Chelsie stepped up and made some great saves," Heberling said. "It was reminiscent of her play last season."
The Sand Sharks had several close calls before breaking through in the 27th minute. Lorentz dribbled up the right side and slotted a pass for Moldenhauer, who stepped past the defender and slotted a left-footed shot inside the right post.
Several more opportunities went by the wayside before USCB converted again, as Tooley took a pass from Moldenhauer, dribbled to the 18-yard line and laid the ball off for Lorentz, who blasted a left-footer inside the right post.
Moldenhauer and Lorentz each pulled even with junior Alexa Muffley for the team lead with three goals. Muffley and Lorentz each have eight points, one more than Moldenhauer.
"We had some moments of brilliance that we can continue to build on moving forward," Heberling said.
The Sand Sharks continue their home stand Tuesday, hosting NCAA Division II Erskine at 4 p.m. at Fin Land.