ROME, Ga.--The USA South Athletic Conference has released its 2018-2019 Academic All-Conference Team. This season found 1,441 student-athletes earning Academic All-Conference honors, including 32 from Decatur.
DECATUR, Ga.—The setting sun peeking through the Leticia Pate Evans Dining Hall windows was a perfect, symbolic backdrop to the 2019 Agnes Scott Athletics Awards Banquet on Thursday evening. The Agnes Scott Athletics Department celebrated the accomplishments and victories of both teams and individuals during the ceremony, as the 2018-19 academic year comes to a close.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga.—The season drew to a close on Wednesday for Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer after falling on the wrong side of a 3-0 result at Covenant College in the first round of the USA South Tournament. . The Scots scored once before halftime and twice early in the second half to take control of the match.
LAGRANGE, Ga.—The fate of the season came down to the flip of a coin for Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer after playing to a scoreless draw on a cold October Monday evening. LaGrange and Agnes Scott had their eyes set on a winner-take-all game before 110 minutes of 0-0 ball led to USA South Conference commissioner Dr. Tom Hart flipping a penny to decide who would move on to the conference tournament. Calling heads, the Scotties won two flips to earn a trip to Covenant on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
BEREA, Ky.—Sophomore keeper Abby Ackerson (Hoover, Ala.) made 16 stops, but it was not enough to keep host Berea from claiming a 1-0 victory over Agnes Scott in USA South women’s soccer action. The Mountaineers outpaced the Scotties 28-15 in shots for the game, but needed only one moment when Glendy Pineda scored in the 62nd minute.
Fans will be able to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer program when they take over the USA South Conference’s Instagram account. The Scotties are the eighth entity to showcase themselves on the conference account this fall.
DECATUR, Ga.—Senior Caitlynn Croft (LaGrange, Ga.) celebrated Senior Day a first-half goal that ended up as the difference as Agnes Scott Soccer handed Wesleyan College a 1-0 defeat. The Scotties got into the win column in the USA South Conference for the first time this season, while Wesleyan fell for the seventh straight time in conference play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer was a named recipient of the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award as announced by the USC last week. The Scotties earned the award, which is given to teams with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, for the 14th time since 2002.
DEMOREST, Ga.—USA South West Division-leading Piedmont scored twice in each half to control a 4-0 win over Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer on Saturday. The Scotties fall to 0-4 in conference action, while Piedmont remains unbeaten at 0-4.
DECATUR, Ga.—Three first-half goals powered Maryville College to a 4-1 win over Agnes Scott in USA South soccer play on Sunday afternoon at Gellerstedt Field. The Scotties scored the first goal of the game in the second minute, but Maryville controlled the tempo from there to beat the Scotties handily.
DECATUR, Ga.—All it took was one moment to decide a back-and-forth affair between Brevard and Agnes Scott in USA South Women’s Soccer action on Saturday. The Tornados capitalized on a loose ball in the final minute regulation and subsequently made an outstanding save on a Hail Mary from the Scotties to win the game 1-0.
DECATUR, Ga.—Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer saw its win streak stop at two games as Covenant scored twice early in the second half to lead the Scots to a 3-0 result over the Scotties at Gellerstedt Field. The Agnes Scott defense led by first-year Alyssa Bayus (Phoenix, Ariz.) held steady in the first half, but the Scots were able to capitalize with two strikes in a three-minute span to kick off the final half to outlast the Scotties on an unseasonably hot afternoon.
DECATUR, Ga.—Jasmine Young (Albany, Ga.) provided the magic touch with 43 seconds left in regulation to help Agnes Scott defeat Sewanee for the first time in program history. A short-handed Scottie side got a big boost from the junior midfielder when she lofted a ball too high for the retreating Tiger keeper to make a clean save on, sending Agnes Scott to its second consecutive victory.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Sophomore goalkeeper Abby Ackerson (Hoover, Ala.) picked up her first USA South Defensive Player of the Week award on Monday morning. Ackerson made 11 saves to help the Scotties to their first home victory of the season, a 2-1 result over nearby rival Oglethorpe.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Caitlynn Croft (LaGrange, Ga.) won the weekly award for USA South Conference Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning strike on Saturday against Oglethorpe. Croft scored her second goal of the season at the perfect time to push Agnes Scott to its second triumph of the season.
DECATUR, Ga.—Caitlynn Croft’s (LaGrange, Ga.) strike in the 78th minute pushed Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer to a 2-1 victory at home over Oglethorpe on Saturday afternoon. The Scotties overcame an early 1-0 deficit with a goal right before halftime and kept the game even until Croft lofted one over the head of the Stormy Petrel keeper for the eventual game-winner.
DEMOREST, Ga.—The momentum of a season-first victory on Saturday was not enough to carry Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer to back-to-back wins for the first time. Averett scored the only goal of the game in the 81st minute on a counter play that caught the Scotties off guard to register its first win of the year.
For the second Sunday in a row, Agnes Scott found themselves scoreless on a game they dominated on the stat sheet. The Scotties were unable to finish off several key opportunities, including a penalty kick in the 80th minute that would have broken the scoreless tie in their favor. The Cougars used the impressive save on Zoey Perchaluk’s (Fort Erie, Ont.) penalty attempt and quickly turned the tables on the Scotties with the game’s only score less than a minute later.
The Scotties held solid advantages in corner kicks (6-2) and shots (12-6), but only held a slim lead in attempts on net (4-3).
However, only one stat mattered at the final buzzer. Averett defender Ashley Ruelo (Tampa, Fla.) scored her first collegiate goal, the eventual game-winner.
Bailee Brown (Salem, Va.) made four saves for the Cougars, but none bigger than on Perchaluk’s penalty kick to keep the Scotties off the board. Abby Ackerson (Hoover, Ala.) made two stops for Agnes Scott in the loss.
The Scotties (1-3-1) are off until next Saturday when they host Oglethorpe in the first of three consecutive home matches.
DEMOREST, Ga.—Senior Zoey Perchaluk (Fort Erie, Ont.) scored her first two goals of the season in timely fashion to help Agnes Scott Soccer register its first win of the 2018 season, 3-2 over Emory & Henry. The Scotties scored the three middle goals of the contest and held off the rally-minded Wasps at the very end to kick off the Piedmont Classic.
DECATUR, Ga.—Birmingham Southern won a wild game of momentum to upend the Agnes Scott Scotties in non-conference women’s soccer action on Wednesday at Gellerstedt Field. The Panthers used early goals from sophomore Sydney Barrow (Hoover, Ala.) to grab a 2-0 lead and held off a mid-game charge from the Scotties before landing on a 3-1 victory.
CARY, N.C.—Goals were hard to come by on a weather-marred afternoon as Agnes Scott and William Peace played to a 0-0 draw. The Scotties dominated the stat sheet but ultimately could not find the back of the net in a game that lacked any rhythm due to a near three-hour rain delay toward the end of the first half.
LYNCHBURG, Va.—Host Randolph College spoiled the 2018 season debut for Agnes Scott with a 4-1 win over the Scotties on Saturday afternoon. The WildCats scored twice in the third minute of regulation and kept the Scottie offense at bay for much of the day to notch the victory.
DECATUR—The Agnes Scott Women’s Soccer program was picked sixth in the USA South West Division, as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon. The results of the preseason poll were determined by voting by the conference’s head coaches.
DECATUR, Ga.--Heading into his second season at the helm of the Agnes Scott soccer program, Eric Struble is pleased to welcome seven new Scotties to the fold for the 2018 campaign. Alyssa Bayus (Phoenix, Ariz.), Journey Bradham (Dunwoody, Ga.), Sabina Gentry (Roseland, Va.), Skye Svehlak (Huntsville, Ala.), Val'Dazia Todd (Warner Robins, Ga.), Bethany Velarde (Wassenaar, Netherlands) and Riley Washington (Augusta, Ga.) officially become part of the class of 2022 when fall teams report in two weeks.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Junior forward Zoey Perchaluk (Fort Erie, Ont.) was named to the USA South West Division Second Team on Thursday, as announced by the conference and Commissioner Tom Hart. Perchaluk was Agnes Scott’s lone representative on a squad dominated by the top three teams in the West. Nia Coates (Pooler, Ga.) was the Scottie named to the conference All-Sportsmanship team.
Agnes Scott Soccer begins its quest for USA South glory today when they head to Montgomery, Alabama for a 4 vs. 5 matchup in the first round of the conference tournament. The Scotties will see Huntingdon for the second time in a week and hope to avenge a 2-0 loss in Decatur with the stakes even higher this time around.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Huntingdon’s Camryn Hale broke a 1-1 tie in the 80th minute to effectively end Agnes Scott Soccer’s 2017 campaign in the first round of the USA South tournament. The Scotties had worked their way back to tie the game only minutes prior, but the Hawks were able to escape for the 2-1 win and earn a spot in the second round at Maryville.
DECATUR, Ga.—Agnes Scott Soccer celebrated Senior Day in style with an 8-0 win over visiting Talladega on the final day of the regular season for the Scotties. Agnes’ lone senior Erin Innis (Blairsville, Ga.) scored a goal in the contest during a five-goal opening half to help pace the Scottie attack.