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Daniel gathered the pass and floated a shot into the top right corner of the net past outstretched arms of Tulsa keeper Courtney McKeon.From there McCaskill took over, tallying three goals to put the Gamecocks in firm control. Her first score was set up by Daniel in the 10th minute after South Carolina was award a corner kick. Senior captain Chelsea Drennan took the corner and quickly slipped a pass to Daniel, whose cross found McCaskill in front of the net. The forward elevated over the Tulsa defense and sent a header into the top of the net past McKeon to make it 2-0.Each of McCaskills next two goals came from outside of the box, starting in the 59th minute. The Irmo, S.C., native collected a pass from Conklin and rifled a bbending shot that curled into the top left corner to push the South Carolina advantage to 3-0.dddddddddddd Her strong afternoon continued in the 87th minute when the Gamecocks were awarded a free kick near the top of box. McCaskill again located the top left corner, sending the ball past McKeon to give South Carolina a 4-1 lead.Tulsas lone goal came in the 70th minute when forward Regan Whitlow found some space outside of the box and fired a shot that beat South Carolina goalkeeper Hunter Peifer. The goal was one of just three shots on target for the Golden Hurricane.The Gamecocks, who put seven of their 10 first-half shots on frame, saw several other scoring chances in the final 15 minutes of the contest. In the 77th minute, Drennans corner kick gave McKeon trouble, but the South Carolina attack was unable to take advantage of the loose ball in the box. Six minutes later, McCaskill maneuvered into the box around the Tulsa defense and fired a shot that sailed high.South Carolina put 11 attempts on goal throughout the afternoon and ended the match with an 18-11 shot advantage. Peifer made two saves, as she earned her first career win, while the Gamecocks held the Golden Hurricane to just two shots over the final 45 minutes. ' ' '