Piedmont Sports Wrap-Up: Oct. 11, 2021



Men’s Golf

The men’s golf team competed in the Piedmont Fall Invitational on Oct. 4. 

“The weather was pretty bad the first 5 holes, it rained the whole time,” said freshman Connor Lane. “I played pretty well myself, overall, the team played decent Monday.”

The weather conditions continued to cause a problem and the rain made the course unplayable. This resulted in the final round being canceled Tuesday. The premature end of the tournament gave the Piedmont “B Team” the team title. Junior Mario Perezcassar earned individual co-medalist honors after firing a 2-under 70 on Monday.

The Lions will resume play again on Monday, Oct. 11 at the Tartan Invitational in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

–Hailey Johnson

Men’s Soccer

Cameron Earls may be the most electric player in college soccer.

Earls has never been shy of the spotlight during his tenure at Piedmont University. The two-time  USA South All Conference grad student has turned his success up a notch over his last three games. Earls has averaged a hat trick, scoring three, two and four goals, in his last three games. Earl’s teammates are ecstatic to be along for the ride. Senior striker, Lule Tekilemariam, has played with him in all four of his years at Piedmont.

“It’s been an incredible four years playin  along with Cam. To see what he has done on the field is amazing

He has truly put the team on his back, helping the team inch closer to an even record. The three-game win streak has bolted the Lions to a 5-6 record. The team is hopeful that their recent success will help them gain the momentum they need before the conference tournament. The Lions will look to improve to an even 6-6 on the season as they take on Huntington College. They will be taking on the Hawks on Saturday for a home game in Demorest.

–Noah Aaron

Women’s Soccer

The Piedmont Lions were psyched for senior night against Maryville on Oct. 8, and the game did not disappoint, as the Lady Lions won 2-1 in double overtime.  

As the whistle was blown both teams would battle offensively and defensively up and down the field. But as the game progressed Maryville would be first to strike and put points on the board, taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. The Lady Lions answered two minutes into the second half, as junior Anya Olson would be able to get one in the net tying things up 1-1.

After this, it would be a race to see who could put just one more in the net to be the dagger. As the clock ticked down the score would still be 1-1 sending the game into an overtime.

Standout freshman goal keeper Laila Allen notched six saves, with three coming in overtime, keeping the Lady Lions in the game. With 2 minutes left in the second overtime, junior Kaylee King would push up the left side of the field looking for a final scoring opportunity. King saw senior Amanda Weinhart cutting towards the goal and crossed it over perfectly for Weinhart to end the game, capping an ecstatic double overtime win on senior night.

–Walker Brown


The Piedmont Lions Cycling team is preparing for the National Championship race this weekend in Durango, Colorado.

The race will consist of various schools and riders, which will give the Lion’s a chance to experience and witness different skill levels and techniques. Sam Rideout, a senior from Pittsburgh and Michael Mack, a senior from Hampton, Georgia, hope to lead the squad to a successful event. Underclassmen Emma Frost and Nick Mchan are also hoping for rewarding races as they compete in their first National Championship.

Well-rounded athletes will be needed for a strong outing as the event will hold the cross country, short track cross country, downhill, team relay and dual slalom races.

“Carney has been an Elite National Track Champion 22 times and is also a 10-time Worlds Team Member, continuously demonstrating world class form as a rider himself.”

The Lion’s compete in the race on October 14-17.

–Matt Loftin