While holding an advantage in shots and corner kicks as well as scoring the first goal of the game, Maryville's women's soccer team was unable to defeat the home standing Cougars of Averett University on Saturday afternoon.
Freshman forward Allyson Hale would get the opening goal of the game in the 24th minute of play as she won a scramble in the box before finding the back of the net. Averett would quickly answer in the 35th minute of play, knotting the game at one at the half.
The only goal of the second half would take place in the 67th minute of play as Averett would take the go ahead and eventual game winning goal. Maryville once again dominated the stat sheet with little to show for it. The Scots had advantages in shots (15-13), corner kicks (9-4) while also putting more balls on goal (7-3) but were unable to take advantage of the opportunities.
"We had opportunities in both halves and for the most part had the better of the play, but Averett capitalized on their chances better than we did," said head coach Pepe Fernandez. "We can play with anyone in this conference and we've proved it again today, unfortunately, we didn't get the ball in the back of the net enough to win today."
The loss drops the Scots to 7-3-1 and 5-1-1 in USA South action. There will be little rest for the weary as Maryville will now play at Greensboro College tomorrow in another USA South game. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.