Columbia, SC - The Monreat College women's soccer team faced a tough test on Saturday when they traveled to South Carolina to take on Columbia College, the top team in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. The Cavaliers put together a strong team effort the entire match but fell just short in a 1-0 defeat.
Columbia got on the board less than two minutes into the match, catching the Cavaliers off guard with an early attack. From there, Montreat settled down, anchored by the strong play of goalkeeper Melina Wilkinson (SR/Johannesburg, South Africa), who had 11 saves on the match. The Cavaliers managed 12 shots but were unable to get one in the goal as the early score from Columbia held up and gave them the win.
Montreat returns to action on Wednesday, October 21 when they hit the road for an AAC matchup with Bluefield College. Match time is set for 5pm.
Black Mountain, NC - The Montreat College women's soccer team went toe-to-toe with one of the top programs in the Appalachian Athletic Conference on Wednesday. After forcing overtime, a last-second goal propelled St. Andrews to a 2-1 victory over the Cavaliers at Howard Fisher Memorial Field.
Both teams got their regulation time goal in the first half, with Alexandria Peat (SO/Dorchester, Ontario) scoring for the Cavaliers off of an assist from Alanna Castaneda (FR/Dallas, TX). The two sides would battle in the second half without any additional scores, forcing overtime. In the overtime period, the scoreless streak continued and it appeared the teams were headed for a second overtime before St. Andrews got a game-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining in the period.
Melina Wilkinson (SR/Johannesburg, South Africa) was strong in goal for Montreat, turning away 12 shots over the course of the match.
The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday, October 17th as they take on Columbia College. The match will also serve as a Senior Day recognition for the Montreat community. Match time is set for 3pm.
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.