In the Great South Athletic Conference championship game on Nov. 4, the No. 2 seeded Agnes Scott College Scotties defeated the No. 1 seeded Spirits of Salem College in an exciting penalty kick shootout. This marks the first time that Agnes Scott's soccer team has won a conference championship and will be their first appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Agnes Scott is now scheduled to face Centre College in the NCAA First Round on Saturday, Nov.10, at 5 p.m. Live stats will be available on Centre's website, http://www.centreathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2012-13/releases/20121105cb3k1l.
Salem's Michelle Lawler scored first with an assist from Sawyer Ferguson. The Spirits remained up 1-0 until the 65th minute when Agnes Scott sophomore Maddie Shaul scored with an assist from Hallie Bates off of a corner kick by sophomore Anna Hernandez.
With the score tied at 1-1 the game went into overtime and eventually came down to penalty kicks.
Stephanie Hubbard from Salem made the first kick followed by a successful kick by Agnes Scott's Maddie Shaul. Taylor Norman hit the next one in for the Spirits and was answered with a successful shot by junior Kylie Flynn from Agnes Scott. The Spirit's next shot by Nataly Mojica went high and first-year Ciara Micacchione made her shot to give the Scotties the lead. Sabrina Thiel went next and made another shot for Salem followed by a successful shot from Agnes Scott senior Janelle Sourbeer tying the shootout 4-4. Sophomore and last year's GSAC Freshman of the Year Anna Hernandez took the final shot for the Scotties and claimed the game winning goal.
Maddie Shaul was named tournament MVP.
Agnes Scott goalie played 110 minutes and recorded six saves. Paige Ketchum played 110 minutes in goal for the Salem.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location – offering myriad cultural and experiential learning opportunities. A diverse and growing residential community of scholars, this highly selective liberal arts and sciences college is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community. Encouraging students to engage the wider world through study abroad and presenting its curriculum with international context, Agnes Scott College delivers on its promise: The World. For Women.