Maryville falls in late rally, OT to Birmingham-Southern, 4-3

Maryville falls in late rally, OT to Birmingham-Southern, 4-3

Maryville College fell in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday night, as the Birmingham-Southern Panthers notched a goal with just over a minute left in both regulation and overtime in order to defeat the Scots 4-3.

Piedmont College claimed the Maryville College Invitational behind a 2-0 record on the weekend, as the Scots went 0-1-1 in the two-day tournament.

The two schools in the nightcap traded 42 shots between the two as BSC edged the Scots with 22. The Panthers posted 15 shots on goal to Maryville's 10 on the night.

Birmingham-Southern College struck first in the match. A high kick from past midfield drifted over to the top of the box, as Rachel Taylor came to the top of the box. The ball got free in a scrum, allowing Taylor Andrews to score in an open goal in the 58th minute.

Maryville College would strike back less than two minutes later. Yarissa Castro sent a cross into the box, before Bailey Sipos crossed her defender. She sent the right-footer into upper right past Blakey Jones in the 60th minute for a 1-1 score.

Only 41 seconds later, the Panthers would take the advantage again, however. A Maryville miscue again led the goal, as Abby Kay Choate punted it with her left foot to the upper left corner from only 6 yards out. Birmingham-Southern would take the 2-1 lead.

Maryville would again fight back with the matches fourth goal in 12 minutes. Lexie Hill dribbled down the right side, crossing it to the middle of the box in front of Kara Tubb. Tubb crossed the ball back to the right, depositing it in the side of the goal. The goal came in the 70th minute to knot the game at 2-all.

Maryville would take the lead in the 85th minute, as Bailey Sipos sent a cross into the middle of the box. Jenna Clothier spun her defender, as the left-footer used her right foot to deposit it past Jones in to the upper right of the goal. The Scots led 3-1 with just more than five minutes left.

However, Birmingham-Southern College would again knot the game. With only 1:29 left in the match, Sydney Barrow dribbled half the field, beating her defender. Taylor came high, as Barrow used a low dribbler that bounced the goalie into the lower left corner of the goal to force overtime.

Birmingham-Southern would take the win with a golden goal with 1:15 left in the first overtime. Choate used a header off the corner kick from Taylor Andrews, as it trickled into the left side of the net.

Maryville was led by Sipos who added a goal and an assist with six shots – three on goal. Clothier and Tubb each added a goal, while Hill and Castro each had an assist to go with Sipos'.

Taylor turned away 11 saves on the night in the loss.

For the Panthers (1-1-0), it was Choate who finished the night with two goals. She had five shots with three on goal, while Barrow and Andrew each tallied goals with four shots each. Andrews added an assist on the game winning goal – the only assist for the Panthers on the night.

Maryville College will look next to their first road trip of the 2017 campaign. The Scots travel to Sewanee on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to face the Tigers at 8 p.m.