Scots' USA South run ends in Semifinals, 2-1, in OT

Scots' USA South run ends in Semifinals, 2-1, in OT

Maryville College's run in the USA South Tournament ended in heartbreaking fashion on Friday night, as the Scots fell to the Meredith College Avenging Angels, 2-1, in overtime.

Maryville will now hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament later this month for a chance of extending their season.

In the 16th minute, Maryville would have a key opportunity. Miranda Lukas would dish a pass to the left side through the box, as Shannon Reagan would collect it. She would blast a left-footer off the crossbar, keeping things knotted at 0.

Reagan and Abbie Anderson would each have changes in the next five minutes, as Jaisa Loch would make diving saves, keeping the Scots off the board.

Maryville would post eight shots in the opening half to just a trio from Meredith. MC had four shots on goal, as Loch turned away each. The Avenging Angles didn't have a shot on goal, while the Scots led corner kicks, 2-0.

Meredith would get on the board following a Maryville foul. Kirstie King took a free kick from 25 yards out, placing it at the left post from the right side. The ball got free in the scrum, as Samantha Litt would tally her second goal of the season with a short blast. With 51:40 on the clock, Meredith led 1-0.

Miranda Lukas would have a chance in the 55th minute. Sarah Wickman's corner kick sailed into the box, as Lukas' header sailed just over the bar.

Maryville would equalize the match in the 75th minute. Reagan would break free, finding Bailey Sipos on the outside. Sipos would take a shot from the left side, as it was blocked high and into the box. Hannah Clothier would collect it in the scrum, depositing it in the lower left from 6 yards out for a 1-1 score and her seventh goal of the season.

The two squads would play to overtime with the 1-all score. The Scots led 14-8 on shots with an 8-3 advantage on goal. MC led 4-1 on corner kicks, while a trio of offside penalties hindered the Scots.

Meredith would earn the win in the 95th minute. Jessica Wallace would break free after a throw in from 40 yards out, as the ball deflected off an MC defender. Wallace would collect it from 10 yard out, flipping a low shot over a diving Abbey Coleman for the win.

MC (14-3-2) outshot Meredith 14-9, posting an 8-4 mark of shots on goal. Reagan led the way with five shots – four on goal – while Lukas, Anderson and Tubb each had a pair. Clothier added the goal for the Scots.

Meredith (14-4) earned the win with goals from Wallace and Litt. King added the assist, as Wallace led the way with a trio of shots.