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Students shoot photos and goals at soccer match

Posted November 1, 2016
Photo: Some of the students and faculty from the Advanced Photovisual Communications class.

Lindsey Lane and Vanessa Kovar have several things in common.

Both women are junior visual communications majors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and members of the Carolina women's soccer team. Both are also currently enrolled in different sections of the school's Advanced Photovisual Communications class, which participated in a faculty-led sports photography workshop during one of their recent games.

While their classmates were shooting photos and cheering the team on, Lane (midfielder) and Kovar (forward) were on the field shooting at the goal.  USC beat Kentucky (3-0) and Lane scored her first goal of the season.

Associate Professor Denise McGill and Gordon Humphries, adjunct instructor, led the sports photography workshop at the game. For most of the students, it was their first time to cover a sporting event. 

McGill said that although they generally offer a sports photography workshop every year, this year's was particularly special because "the students and athletes know each other so well."

USC won the game; but were there any winning shots off the field?

"The photographers really stepped up to the challenge and got some great images," McGill said. "Some of them played soccer in high school, so their knowledge of the game helped them on the sidelines."

Note:  The USC women's soccer team is currently ranked number 2 in the nation. They start SEC tournament play Wednesday, November 2.

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