BOILING SPRINGS, NC – With the deadliest offense in the Big South standing tall for the second consecutive road outing in league play, the Presbyterian College women’s soccer team ran out of time against the Runnin’ Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb on Wednesday night. , striking out in the final seconds of the 1st half before taking a 2-1 lead as the dust settled.
The first score of first year students has highlighted Lindsey Malyszek With only 36 seconds left before halftime, PC’s last-minute goal completely changed the course of the game after GWU drew first blood. Eventually, the Runnin’ Bulldogs found a second round of ammunition in ’65th minutes, scoring multiple goals in the same game of 12th this year is the time to survive the Blue Hose fire.
FINAL SCORE: Gardner-Webb, 2 – Presbyterian, 1
DISCS: Presbyterian (0-11-3, 0-5-1 Big South) – Gardner-Webb (9-4-3, 4-1-1 Big South)
LOCATION: Greene-Harbison Stadium (Boiling Springs, NC)
HOW IT HAPPENED:
As the majority of the season has progressed, with first place in the Big South Championship within reach, it didn’t take long for Gardner-Webb to get on the scoreboard, netting one. The 16:34 mark looked like it would stay until halftime to give them a 1-0 lead.
That is until Malysz received mental help from her new friend Abby Ferris With the clock reading 44:24, the odds were suddenly on the evening when the Runnin’ Bulldogs were caught off guard. Finishing the first period just one shot behind the league leader in that category, while holding NCAA scoring champion Maddie Turlington scoreless for the entire 90 minutes, PC hung with GWU’s commendable offense until the aforementioned difference maker 20 minutes into the game. second frame
It was Livi Tanzer and Camila Lezcano that allowed the Runnin’ Bulldogs to atone for Presbyterian’s quick lead before halftime, ending the game with a 17-10 advantage in the shooting department and a slight 9-8 advantage in corner kick opportunities. .
While it’s Gardner-Webb’s high-octane offense that garners most of the attention, it was the defensive unit that kept the Blue Hose at bay, holding PC to a one-one lead over the final 24 minutes without having to look at the net. score a goal The close fight marks the third time in the last four results that a Presbyterian contest has been decided by a single shootout.
The 2022 edition of Senior Day is the next date on the head coach’s calendar Brian Purcellin honor of the band’s quartet Corey Lawrence, Sydni Dachs, Megan Wilsonand Carolay Ospina during the pregame ceremony before the game against Winthrop at Martin Stadium.
Taking down the Eagles at a 3-1 clip in the 21 spring campaign before a lopsided result last year, PC will host Winthrop still looking for its first Big South victory, 3-6-2 overall.
The penultimate home game of the season, Presbyterian’s weekend matchup with the Eagles at 7:00 p.m., airs live on ESPN+.