Scots celebrate Senior Day with 3-1 win over USA South foe Huntingdon

Scots celebrate Senior Day with 3-1 win over USA South foe Huntingdon

The Maryville College Scots celebrated four seniors on Saturday afternoon, as MC defeated USA South foe Huntingdon College, 3-1.

The Orange and Garnet honored the careers of Rachel Taylor, Kara Tubb, Sarah Wickman and Caitlin Kenney.

The seniors helped themselves on the day, as Wickman and Tubb each added goals. Kenney aided in the Scots' attacking game on the day, while Taylor gave up just one goal on a tough penalty kick with five saves.

Maryville College struck early, as Wickman took a free kick in the 11th minute from 25 yards out in front of the box. She crossed the wall, hitting the crossbar in the upper right corner, before the ball deflected off the goalie and into the back of the net for a 1-0 score.

In the 58th minute, the Scots would strike again. Bailey Sipos drove half the field, before crossing it into the box from right to left. The ball got past a diving Kylie Kersh, deflecting off a defender to the top of the box. Hannah Clothier collected it from 15 yards out, gathering it in the front of the net. She dribbled right, posting it in the bottom right corner for the unassisted goal and a 2-0 Maryville lead.

Tubb would score just 2:42 later, as she scored an unconventional goal. From 18 yards out, the senior collected a free ball that bounced in front of her. She used a sidekick on the bounce, lofting it high. As the ball was coming down, it slipped inside the upper right post, as the goalie pushed it further into the net. With 29:48 remaining, the Scots held a 3-0 lead.

In the 89th minute, Maryville would give up its only goal of the match. After a foul in the box, Huntingdon College's Coco Burgess would take the penalty kick off a foul in the box. She would slip the shot into the lower left corner of the net. The Scots would take the victory, 3-1.

Maryville (10-2-1, 3-0 USA South) outshot the Hawks, 14-7, as the Scots recorded eight shots on goal to six from Huntingdon.

MC saw Hannah Clothier record four shots with her goal, as both Wickman and Tubb had two shots with a goal.

Taylor moved to 6-2-1 on the season, recording five saves in 90 minutes.

Huntingdon (8-4-1, 2-1-1) spread their seven shots out across six players, as Autumn Bell had a pair. Burgess scored the goal on the penalty kick.

Maryville will look next to host USA South foe Agnes Scott College. The game is slated for Sunday, Oct. 8, weather permitting. First touch is set for 1 p.m.