South Carolina maintains share of SEC lead

[AROUND THE COUNTRY] South Carolina scored three goals off of set pieces and got two goals from freshman Ariane Lukens to defeat LSU, 4-1, Thursday night in Baton Rouge and stay atop the SEC standings along with No. 22 Florida at 7-2-0 with two matches remaining.

Lukens scored her first two career goals, both off corner kicks, Ellen Fahey added a third off a set piece and Lolly Holland scored into an empty net to lead South Carolina to its biggest win against LSU since the 2005 season.

Kayla Grimsley added two assists to move her career point total to 113 points – two shy of Jennie Ondo’s program record.

-- Junior Kristen Hamilton earned the fifth multi-goal game of her career with a pair of second-half goals to lead Denver to a 6-0 win over Arkansas State. Katy Van Lieshout, Nicholette DiGiacomo, Anna Willis and Jacey Birtcher also scored for the Pioneers, who are 14-3-0 overall and 8-1-0 in the Sun Belt.

-- Illinois produced its fifth straight shutout with a 3-0 victory at Northwestern. Marissa Mykines, Vanessa DiBernardo and Shayla Mutz scored for the Illini.

-- Morgan Marlborough scored her sixth game-winner of the season, 19th goal of the year and 58th of her career to give Nebraska a 1-0 overtime win over Iowa.

EAST:
Albany 1 Hartford 1
Binghamton 3 Vermont 0
Delaware State 2 Utah Valley 1
Maine 6 Stony Brook 0
NJIT 0 Howard 2
UMBC 1 New Hampshire 1

MIDWEST:
Cleveland State 2 Youngstown State 1
Nebraska 1 Iowa 0
Northwestern 0 Illinois 3
Western Illinois Nebraska-Omaha
Western Kentucky Troy

SOUTH:
Appalachian State 0 Elon 1
Campbell 3 Coastal Carolina 1
Gardner-Webb 4 UNC Asheville 3
Liberty 2 VMI 1
Louisiana Lafayette 4 FAU 2
Louisiana-Monroe 0 FIU 3
LSU 1 South Carolina 4
Middle Tennessee 0 South Alabama 0
Mississippi 3 Vanderbilt 0
Mississippi State 0 Kentucky 2
N.C. State 2 Clemson 1
North Texas 2 Arkansas Little Rock 0
Radford 0 High Point 1
South Carolina State 3 Francis Marion 2
Winthrop 2 Presbyterian 1

FAR WEST:
BYU 3 Loyola Marymount 0
Cal State Fullerton 0 Cal State Northridge 1
CSU Bakersfield 3 UC Davis 4
Denver 6 Arkansas State 0
Portland State 1 Weber State 0
Sacramento State 2 Idaho State 3

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