The Maryville College women's soccer program fell short of their first USA South title after a 2-0 loss to Christopher Newport University in the league tournament semi-final challenge in Martinsville, Virginia late Friday evening.
The Scots battled to a 0-0 tie at the half as CNU posted eight shots and four attacks on goal before the intermission. MC goal keeper Michelle Foulke turned away four of the Captains' direct attacks on the net. Maryville managed only three shots on goal before the break.
During the second half, Christopher Newport kept consistent pressure on MC's strong defense. At the 57:25 mark the Captains got on the scoreboard with an own goal. Eleven minutes later, CNU's Chelsea Wolfe connected on one of her five shots on the evening with a goal just out of Foulke's reach.
CNU out shot the Scots 13-6 while putting seven shots on goal to MC's four. Maryville freshman Allyson Hale, a native of South Pittsburg, paced the Scots with three shots, attacking a pair of attempts on goal.
Maryville ends their season 12-4-1 while CNU (12-8) advances to the league title match on Saturday. The Captains will challenge No.1 seeded Averett University who earlier in the day defeated Meredith 2-1.