Riding a five-game winning streak, the longest in its three-year history, the USC Beaufort women's soccer program hosts rival SCAD Savannah at 3 p.m. today in the quarterfinals of the Sun Conference Tournament.
It's the first home tournament game for the Sand Sharks (9-8-1, 5-4 Sun), the fourth seed. USCB earned a 2-1 win over SCAD (9-7, 5-4), the fifth-seed, when the two played Oct. 18.
The Sand Sharks are led by junior midfielder Alexa Muffley and goalkeeper Chelsie Mummert. Muffley leads USCB in goals (seven), points (16) and game-winning goals (three), while Mummert has a 1.93 goals against average, a goal lower than last season, and had five shutouts.
Freshman forward Brittany Lorentz has contributed five goals and five assists, including the game-winner in the win over SCAD.
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For the Bees, whose only loss in the past five matches came at the hands of USCB, Nikki Wittak and Laerke Michaelson are a high-powered duo.
Wittak leads SCAD with 14 goals and 31 points on the season, while Michaelson has scored 11 and has 26 points.
Shelby Dieckamp has a team-high eight assists for SCAD to go with five goals.
SCAD leads the series 2-1.
Want to go?
What: USC Beaufort (9-8-1, 5-4 Sun) vs. SCAD Savannah (9-7, 5-4)
When: 3 p.m. Thursday
Where: Fin Land Field, USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus
Cost: $5 adults, $3 students, free for USCB students, faculty and staff
For USCB students: The first 100 resident students get free T-shirts. The first 50 faculty, staff and students get a Sand Shark giveaway. All students get free pizza while supplies last.