Lake Wales, FL - The Montreat College women's soccer team traveled to Florida over fall break to take on Warner University in an out-of-conference match. The young Cavaliers battled a strong Royals squad but came up short 2-1.
In a match where all of the offense occurred in the first half, it was Warner who got on the board first. The Royals got a goal off of a right-side cross early in the 24th minute. The Cavaliers got an equalizer in the 40th minute when Alanna Castaneda (FR/Dallas, TX) scored off of a corner kick. A little over four minutes later, the Royals broke free for a goal that would be the final score of the match.
After missing time due to injury, Melina Wilkinson (SR/Johannesburg, South Africa) made her return to goal and earned 10 saves in the losing effort.
The Cavaliers return to action Wednesday, October 14 as they return home to take on St. Andrews. Match time is set for 1pm.
Barbourville, KY - The Montreat College women's soccer team was on the road Wednesday, making the rainy trek to Kentucky to take on Union College. After a 45-minute rain delay the two sides kicked off the match and Union used a second half scoring spree to pull away from the Cavaliers for a 7-1 victory.
Union got off to a fast start, scoring a pair of goals within a minute of each other, putting the Cavaliers in a 2-0 hole eleven minutes into the match. From there, the Montreat defense went to work and held the Bulldogs scoreless the remainder of the half. Montreat cut the lead in half in the 57th minute as Rebecca Sharpe (SO/Burlington, NC) found the back of the net for the Cavaliers. That momentum would prove to be short-lived as the Bulldogs quickly answered in the 60th minute to push the lead to 3-1. Union would add four additional goals in a 17-minute span that led to the final score.
The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday, October 3 as they host out-of-conference opponent Hiwassee College at 1pm at Howard Fisher Memorial Field. This match is part of a number of athletic events scheduled around the 2015 Montreat College Homecoming.
Cleveland, GA - The Montreat women's soccer team traveled to Georgia for a conference matchup with Truett-McConnell on Saturday. After a scoreless first forty minutes, the Bears used two goals late in the first half to propel them to a 4-0 victory over the Cavaliers.
A scoreless tie was broken when the Bears scored in the 41st minute. And strong closing effort led to another goal in the 45th minute to give the Bears the 2-0 advantage at the half. Truett-McConnell continued to press thoughout the second half, adding their third goal in 57th minute and closing out the match with a fourth and final tally in the 89th minute.
The Bears used their aggressive attack to outshoot Montreat 35-3. Jordan DeVaan (SO/Asheville, NC) had a busy day in goal, collecting 19 saves on the match.
The Cavaliers return to action Tuesday, September 29 when they travel to face Union College in a mactch set to begin at 5pm.