MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Huntingdon's Camryn Hale broke a 1-1 tie in the 80th minute to effectively end Agnes Scott Soccer's 2017 campaign in the first round of the USA South tournament. The Scotties had worked their way back to tie the game only minutes prior, but the Hawks were able to escape for the 2-1 win and earn a spot in the second round at Maryville.
The game took on a very different look from the first matchup early on due to personnel issues in the middle of the field for the Scotties. After controlling much of the match in the regular season meeting between the two sides, Huntingdon took advantage of a short-handed Scottie squad and kept the ball in its offensive zone for much of the first 45 minutes.
The persistence eventually led to a goal from Savannah Bridges—her first of the season—in the 22nd minute to opening the scoring.
Huntingdon piled up 11 shots in the first half, while keeping the Scotties from attempting a single shot. Agnes Scott held a 13-8 advantage in the first matchup.
The Scotties finally ended a game's worth of frustration in the 74th minute when Alissa Wheeler (Bethlehem, Ga.) knotted the game directly stemming from a corner set piece.
However, Huntingdon would not be deterred from moving on thanks to Hale's strike just six minutes later to ice the game.
The Hawks held a deceiving 15-3 advantage in shots, but only a third of those attempts were on frame. Abby Ackerson (Hoover, Ala.) made three saves in the match.
Agnes Scott concludes its season at 4-13-1 and will await possible conference awards coming later in the week.