Scots shutout Scotties 5-0

Scots shutout Scotties 5-0

The Maryville College women's soccer team claimed their 9th consecutive victory with a 5-0 conference shutout of Agnes Scott College on a rainy Sunday afternoon on MC's home pitch.


Maryville tallied the eventual game-winner just before the 15th minute. Bailey Sipos collected a Lexie Hill pass after playing a through ball and the freshman placed her 13th goal of the season into the bottom left of the net.


Less than three minutes later, Jenna Clothier pushed a touch pass to Lexie Hill. Hill dribbled around a defender at the top of the box and deposited her 4th goal of the season into the bottom left of the net.


The match stood 2-0 in favor of Maryville at the intermission. The host Scots out-shot Agnes Scott 9-3 in the first period with MC's Rachel Taylor stopping a pair of shots on goal for the Scotties.


In the second half during the 55th minute, Maryville's Shannon Reagan established the left edge and directed a shot that was blocked by keeper Iara Moran. Reagan collected her own rebound and blasted her 11th goal of the season into the lower left of the net.


With a secure 3-0 lead, Maryville's Bailey Sipos tallied her 14th goal of the season and second of the match when Miranda Lukas lofted a perfect cross from right to left. After a few touches, Sipos placed a beautiful right-footer from 18-yards out into the middle of the net.


As time wound down, Shannon Reagan took her 8th and final shot of the day that was turned away by the Scottie's keeper. Sophomore Angel O'Neil collected the rebound and lifted a shot that hit the crossbar and trickled in to tally her first collegiate goal.


Maryville out-shot the Scotties 21-7 in the second half and 30-10 throughout the challenge.


Although Iara Moran turned away 16 shots on goal for saves, she was tagged for the loss in net. Maryville's Rachel Taylor earned the win in net for MC sharing the victory with Abbey Coleman. The duo recorded five saves during the league win.


Maryville (11-2-1, 4-0 USA South) will now prepare to challenge USA South rival Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia on next Saturday.