Scots open USA South season with 4-2 win

Scots open USA South season with 4-2 win

Maryville College earned its first USA South win of the season on Friday night, as the Scots downed the Panthers, 4-2, on MC's home pitch.

Senior Tim Baker shined on the night, putting two goals past Panther keeper Derek Thomas. Baker scored on a long pass late in the first half, before posting a penalty kick goal halfway through the second half. That PK kick would be the game-winner for the Scots, 4-2.

The Orange and Garnet outshot the Panthers 26-18 on the night, while putting together 18 shots on goal. Between the two teams, goalies saw 28 shots on goal through the night.

Maryville's Caleb Lucas had seven shots on the night, while Baker and Bret Thomas had six each. Thomas led the Scots with five on goal.

For Ferrum, it was Kyle Simpkins that had five shots, four on goa, while Roberto Cardoso had four shots with three on target.

Maryville moves to 4-1 and 1-0 USA South competition, as Ferrum falls to 2-4, 0-1.

At the half, Maryville led 2-1 after coming out of the gate early.

With just 10:04 off the clock, Maryville struck first. Thomas found the upper right corner of the net off a cross from Cody VanKerschaever. The goal gave Maryville a 1-0 lead early.

However, Ferrum would strike back. The Panthers saw Moore Dolue go to the baseline, before sending a cross over the head of Maryville goalie, Luke Wheat. Shamarr Perry found the ball, heading it into the right side for a 1-1 match halfway through the first half.

The Scots would take the lead to the break, though, as a breakaway resulted in the score. Thomas Palmer placed a perfect ball ahead of Baker. The senior dribbled through the box, beating Ferrum's goal to the right corner for the go-ahead goal.

Ferrum would knot the game at 2-all just 14:09 into the second half. Simpkins took a long pass from Dalton Farmer. Simpkins dribbled through the box, shooting to the right corner for the 2-2 score early on.

From then on, it was Maryville. Baker managed a goal after getting tackled by the goalie in the box. Baker's penalty kick sailed into the right corner for a 3-2 Maryville lead with 25:06 left in the contest.

Lucas put the final tally for the Scots into the net with just 9:42 left in the contest. The senior from Maryville dribbled into the box, before putting it past the keeper for the 4-2 win.

The Scots' Wheat earned his first win of the season, as his record now sits a 1-0 inside the net for Maryville.

The Scots will have the day off tomorrow, before facing USA South foe and preseason favorite Greensboro College on Sunday, Sept. 18. First touch is slated for 6 p.m.