Women’s soccer wins in double overtime

The Piedmont women’s soccer team defeated the Huntingdon Hawks on senior day in double overtime with a score of 1-0. This win secured the undefeated home season for the Lions and brought their overall record to 12-2.

The Lady Lions posted eight shots in the first half, however the Hawk’s defense seemed to hold fast.

Both teams went to the locker room at half tied 0-0.

Piedmont came out strong in the second half, holding the Hawks to only two shots on goal in the secon half.

With less than three minutes left on the clock, Piedmont scored, but the score was deemed void due to the calling of offsides.

Less than a minute later, the exact same thing happened again with the ball finding the back of the Huntingdon net, but the cross had gone across the goal line out of bounds before the goal occurred.

The game went to overtime and remained scoreless throughout the first part of overtime.

Then the game was pushed into sudden death overtime.

To end and win the game for Piedmont, junior Taylor Hockley shot and score the only point scored for either team after shooting a contested ball at the top of the goal box.

In the end, Piedmont had 15 shots, and nine shots on goal. This is comparable to Huntingdon’s three shots, and two shots on goal. Piedmont’s goalie senior Marjorie Hammond had two saves. Once again, senior Laura Goodwin lead PC with ten shots on goal.

“I think the game was played well,” said head coach Stephen Andrew. “It is good to get a win.”

The win moves Piedmont to 12-2-1 on the year and 7-1-1 in conference play.

It also keeps perfect the Lady Lions’ home record in 2013 for good at 8-0-1, the first undefeated season at home for the PC women’s soccer program since the 1996 team went 5-0.

Piedmont is scheduled  to travel to North Carolina to face Greensboro College on October 25th.