Van Hook's goal keeps MC unbeaten; Scots control own destiny in USA South

Van Hook's goal keeps MC unbeaten; Scots control own destiny in USA South

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.

Van Hook made her only shot of the first half count, while Miranda Lukas had two shots – each on frame. Sipos had a trio of shots with one on goal, as Kelly Allen had the other MC shot on goal.

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.

Maryville (9-5-0, 6-0-0 USA South) was led by Van Hook's performance, as Sipos had three shots on goal. Lexie Hill, Savannah Lickel and Lukas each had a pair of shots for Maryville.

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.