Just before the 81st minute, Maryville College's Lexi Hill collected a loose ball in the middle of the box and directed a game-winning goal from 12-feet out to help the Scots defeat Tennessee Wesleyan University 2-1 in their home opener on Wednesday evening.
The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard early when a cross by Julia Ruiz Vargas found Lauren Cunningham. Cunningham collected a loose ball in front of the goal and pushed a shot into the lower left of the goal past MC keeper Abbey Coleman.
Maryville tallied the equalizer in the 13th minute when Bailey Sipos drove on the right side and lofted a 15-foot attack into the upper left of the net unassisted.
As the half concluded, Tennessee Wesleyan had a 16-7 shot advantage with MC's Coleman recording seven saves.
Hill's game-winner highlighted Maryville strong second-half offensive surge.
The Scots' offensive attack erupted in the final period. MC outshot the Bulldogs 18-5 in the closing period.
Coleman earned the win in net for the Scots with nine saves on the evening.
The victory moves Maryville to 1-2-0 on the season while Tennessee Wesleyan falls to 0-3-0.
The Scots will prepare to host Muskingum on Sunday. The first touch is slated for 11:00 a.m.