Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lady Scots Stymie Spirits, 1-0

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Mo Cross' goal in the 11th minute of action gave the Covenant women's soccer team all the scoring they needed as the Lady Scots held off visiting Salem College 1-0 on Saturday night at Scotland Yard.
The win is Covenant's eighth straight victory and puts them at 8-1-1 overall with a perfect 4-0 mark in the GSAC. The victory also put head coach Mark Duble just one win short of reaching 200 for his career.
Cross' score was her third of the season. The senior from Charlotte, N.C., chipped the ball from the left side perfectly over the outstretched arms of Salem keeper Jessi Carter for the eventual game-winner.
The two teams combined to take just 14 shots, with Covenant having 10-4 edge. Carter tallied four saves for Salem (6-3, 2-1 GSAC). Covenant keeper Hannah Bales made three saves, including one late in the 88th minute off Taylor Norman's shot, to preserve the shutout.
Rachel Bernard and Ruth Terry each had one shot on goal, with Cross taking two. Salem's Bethany Kent and Norman combined to take all three shots on goal for the Spirits.
Covenant returns to action on Tuesday, October 2 on the road against Maryville College. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m.