Piedmont Sports Wrap-up: Nov. 8, 2021


Women’s Soccer

After defeating Covenant College 1-0 in double overtime on Oct. 12, the Lady Lions looked to repeat that magic in the USA South Championship game on Nov. 6 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Unfortunately, it was Covenant who eked out a 1-0 victory to claim the conference crown.

“Even though we lost in the finals, that one loss can’t take away from the good things we did as a team this season,” said senior forward Julia Gib.

The Lions would try to strike first as junior Kaylee King would fired a shot in the 19th minute, turned away by Covenant keeper Lucy Sandhoff. For Piedmont, freshman goalkeeper Laila Allen matched Sandhoff, keeping Covenant scoreless at halftime.

In the second half, senior Amanda Weinhart would come out fired up with a pair of shots trying to get the Lady Lions on the board. As the game would continue there would still be no points until the 86th minute of the game as Covenant would score the season ending dagger for the Lions. 

The Lady Lions end the season 13-5-4 and 7-1 in conference play, finishing second in the USA South.

–Walker Brown

Men’s Golf

The Piedmont men’s golf team concluded their fall 2021 season on Oct. 26th.

“Overall, the fall was definitely successful,” said head coach JP Kircher. “We had beaten teams who were the current 5th, 7th, 8th, 15th, and 18th ranked teams in the country. Included in that was a team victory against Illinois Wesleyan, who has won back-to-back national championships.”

Not only did the team play well together all season, but there was also a few Lions who played well for themselves individually.

Sophomore, Josh Hebrink, native of Elk River, Minnesota, received All-USA South Second team for 2021. Hebrink found himself at the top of the leaderboards this season for the Lions which helped lead the team through their events.

Junior Fred Roberts IV, native of Richmond Hill, Georgia, was also a major key player for the Lions this season. Roberts has received All-USA South Second team, PING/GCAA All South Region and PING/GCAA All-America Honorable Mention for 2021.

–Hailey Johnson

Men’s Golf

The Piedmont Women’s Golf team concluded their season on Oct. 26 in Rome, Georgia at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational.

The Lady Lions competed in four tournaments this fall with seven girls seeing action, wrapping up the season by finishing 14th out of 21 teams at the Chick-Fil-A Collegiate Invitational.

All year long freshmen Sarah Fox and Lizzie Hamilton had some of the best rounds. They each competed in all 9 rounds and each having a 76 as their best round. Fox would finish off the year with an average round of 84 and Hamilton had an average of 84.22.

Carson Weiner, Mattie Morris and Selah Anderson were 3 others that competed in all 9 rounds as well. Weiner’s best round was an 81 and she averaged 89.22 a round. Morris averaged 89.89 with her best round being 87. Anderson would average 89.56 with a best round of 83.

Savannah Barefoot competed in 7 rounds while Morgan Calhoun competed in 5 this fall. Barefoot’s best round was a score of 82 and averaged 88.14 a round. Calhoun averaged 93.20 a round with her best round being a score of 85.

The Piedmont Lady Lions will be back on the course in spring 2022.

–James Whitmer