USC Beaufort

USCB midfielder earns defensive honors from Sun Conference

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.).