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Hawks Spoil Day with Late Charge

Hawks Spoil Day with Late Charge

DECATUR, Ga.—Huntingdon used two goals in a 10-minute span in the second half and received a little help from the crossbar to down the Scotties 2-0 in the final USA South game of the regular season for the home side.

Agnes Scott will enter its final match of the season against Talladega on Saturday with a 3-12-1 record and 3-4 in the USA South.

Play was even for much of the first half with each team getting a handful of chances on the offensive end. The Hawks had the best chance in the early going when a collision in the box resulted in a penalty kick in the 19th minute. However, Coco Burgess' (McKinney, Texas) attempt to the right side was stopped on a dive by Abby Ackerson (Hoover, Ala.)—her second PK save in as many games.

Junior Emily Duncan (Toana, Va.) nearly put the Scotties ahead in the 30th minute with a shot from nearly 40 yards out, but the sinker clanged off the bottom of the crossbar and away from danger.

Agnes Scott continued to press in its offensive zone, but was bitten by the counter twice in the second half. Huntingdon made the Scotties pay in transition in the 56th minute when a through ball made its way past three defenders to first-year Elena Guy (Hudson, Fla.) that she was able to tuck into the opposite corner.

Guy found a simpler attempt just 10 minutes later when she came into a play late and unmarked. Three defenders converged on Camryn Hale (Maitland, Fla.) on the right side, but the first-year was able to poke a ball out to Guy for a pass into the bottom right of the net.

The crossbar was unkind to the Scotties three times on the afternoon with two more good chances clanking off the iron to preserve the Hawks' two-goal advantage.

The Scotties outshot the Hawks 13-8 for the game, but the Hawks had the slight edge 6-5 in attempts on frame.

Ackerson made four stops for the Scotties in full time.

Erin Innis (Blairsville, Ga.) will be honored at halftime of the game on Saturday for her four years as a part of the Scottie program. Match begins at 1 p.m.