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Last-Minute Goals Usher Pride Over Scotties

Last-Minute Goals Usher Pride Over Scotties

GREENSBORO, N.C.—A lopsided final 3-0 score did little to tell the story for Agnes Scott Women's Soccer in a non-conference loss to Greensboro College on Sunday afternoon. The Pride scored only once in the first 88 minutes of regulation, but two goals from Alexis Chase over the final 100 seconds changed the outcome for the average box score observer, undermining an otherwise strong defensive effort for the Scotties.

The Pride opened the scoring in the 19th minute with an unassisted goal from Mercedes Bauza, her ninth of the year.

Greensboro's depth in the midfield and up top gave the Scotties issues in terms of possession for much of the contest, as the Pride built up a 9-1 shot advantage by the end of the opening half. Agnes keeper Abby Ackerson (Hoover, Ala.) was tested a handful of times and other than a score by Bauza on the first shot she saw, Ackerson made seven consecutive saves until the scoring outburst at the end of the second half.

Agnes' offensive effort was stymied yet again by the possession-heavy Pride, who allowed only one shot on goal for the entire 90 minutes. The Scotties have struggled to get the ball in the net after a strong start to the year, scoring only one goal during a six-match losing streak after their scintillating 3-2 win over Sewanee on September 18.

The Pride remain one of just a few unbeaten teams in NCAA Division III, improving to 14-0 on the season. They were receiving United Soccer Coaches Top 25 votes last week.

Agnes Scott sees its record drop to 3-9-1 on its ledger. The Scotties will have to see positive results in each of their final three USA South contests to get into the conference postseason. Agnes Scott will play in their home finale on Wednesday against Wesleyan before heading to Berea and LaGrange on October 20 and 22.