Checkmate! Scots conquer Battling Bishops 3-0

Checkmate! Scots conquer Battling Bishops 3-0

A goal in first half and a pair in the second paced the Scots to a 3-0 USA South victory over NC Wesleyan in women's soccer action on Saturday in Maryville.

It took until the 13rd minute of the contest for Maryville to find the back of the net as Ashley Howarth would get the offense started with the help of Sierra Sigel. The Scots would ride the 1-0 lead into halftime.

After a few adjustments, the Scots would once again light up the scoreboard in the 62nd minute as Samantha Turner would score from Kelsie Kestner. Maryville would once again score in the 68th minute as Sierra Siegel would take a long ball from Windsor Wall and bury the ball into the back of the net.

The Scots would outshoot NC Wesley 16-2 on the day while also taking six corners to only one. A strong defensive effort by Maryville would prohibit the Battling Bishops from recording a single shot on goal.

"We had a strong defensive effort today," said head coach Pepe Fernandez. "It was good to get a goal early and two more late to finish the game off. I thought we worked hard today and I'm pleased with the result."

The win brings Maryville to 9-3-1 on the year and improves their USA South record to 7-1-1. The Scots will be in action again on Sunday as they play host to USA South foe Methodist University at 11:00 am.