Maryville College now controls their own destiny within the USA South, as the Scots won the battle of the unbeatens over Piedmont College, 1-0, on Friday night.
An early goal by Zoe Van Hook gave Maryville the key victory, as MC is the only squad with a perfect record within the USA South Athletic Conference Western Division.
Maryville struck early in the eighth minute, as Zoe Van Hook scored on a Piedmont miscue. Bailey Sipos' shot was blocked in the box, before a Lion defender attempted to clear the ball. It deflected off a Piedmont player, as Van Hook collected from 10 yards out. She lifted an arching shot over the Lions to the upper left corner for a 1-0 Scots' lead just 7:46 into the match.
The score would remain there at the break, as the Scots held a 10-4 lead in shots. Maryville had six shots on goal to just a pair from the Lions, as Scots' keeper Abbey Coleman recorded a pair of saves.
Piedmont saw their four shots spread amongst four players. Sarah Weber and Jazmin Penado each tallied a shot on frame in the opening 45 minutes.
The Scots were held to just a pair of shots in the second half, as Piedmont recorded six. Both squads had a pair of shots on goal, as Coleman turned away each of the four shots she saw on frame.
Piedmont (10-4-1, 5-1-0) saw Penado record a trio of shots with one on goal, as Anslyn Stamps posted a pair of shots.
Maryville College will look next to Brevard College on Wednesday, Oct. 17. First touch for Senior Day is slated for 7:30 p.m.