USC Beaufort midfielder Karen Pimentel was named the Sun Conference’s defensive player of the week for her efforts in the school’s first season-opening shutout.
Pimentel sparked a dominant defensive effort as the Sand Sharks blanked Life University 2-0 on Saturday, limiting the Running Eagles to just two shots on goal against emergency goalkeeper Taylor Superior. Pimentel won numerous 50-50 balls to thwart Life’s offensive attack.
The Sand Sharks (1-0) play their first home matches this weekend, taking on Montreat (N.C.) on Friday evening before a Saturday contest against Campbellsville (Ky.).
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