Oglethorpe Drops Late Decision to Agnes Scott
The Oglethorpe women's soccer team lost a tough one to the homestanding Agnes Scott Scotties Saturday afternoon. The Stormy Petrels scored the opening goal in the first half, but Agnes Scott came back to tie, then win with a goal in the final 15 minutes. The result dropped the Petrels to 3-3 on the season.
The Petrels took the lead in the 18th minute, as freshman midfielder Tress Southard picked up the ball after an Agnes Scott turnover in their own half and beat the goalkeeper to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. However, a long range shot from the Scotties in the 42nd minute equalized the score. Oglethorpe outshot the home side 8-3 over the course of the first half, but did not have a lead to show for it.
That continued in the second half, as the visitors outshot Agnes Scott 13-7 over the second 45 minutes. They forced Agnes Scott goalkeeper Abby Ackerson into 8 saves, but were unable to find the go-ahead goal. It was the Scotties who found the game-winner in the 78th minute on another long-range shot.
For the game, Oglethorpe outshot Agnes Scott 21-10. Junior midfielder Jalisa Kassam fired 5 shots and put three on target, while junior forward Kayla Trice fired 4 shots on the afternoon. Sophomore midfielder Maddie Cornell also took 4 shots and put two on goal.
The Petrels will quickly be back in action, as they head to Greenville, South Carolina, on Monday evening at 7 p.m. for a non-conference tilt with Bob Jones.