BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s soccer team fell at Gardner-Webb, 3-1, on Wednesday night. The Runnin’ Bulldogs scored a pair of second-half goals in less than a minute to seal the win.
How It Happened
The teams traded early scoring chances with Gardner-Webb taking four corner kicks to PC’s one over the first 14 minutes. Jada Newton scored her eighth goal of the season at the 22:01 mark to put the home team up 1-0.
In the 35th minute, Alyssa Leaman made a diving save to keep GWU’s Abbey Smith from scoring an upper-90 goal.
At the half, Gardner-Webb led on shots 9-3 and corners 6-3. Leaman had four saves.
PC came out strong in the second half, and Preston Robinette forced a save from Keely Brown in the 48th minute.
Gardner-Webb then extended their lead with goals from Stina Kleppe (71:15) and Maddie Turlington (72:05). Kleppe scored hers from the middle of the box, while Turlington recorded her fourth point of the night scoring an unassisted goal that deflected off PC's Megan Serrano.
Again, the Blue Hose responded as Kristen Bane and Kelsey Yeager forced saves over the next five minutes. In the 80th minute, Haley Hocking scored her first goal of the season on an assist from Morgan Hutchison to make it 3-1.
The Runnin’ Bulldogs would hold on to win and move to 6-4-3 on the year and 3-1-1 in the Big South. PC fell to 6-5 and 1-4.
PC travels to Campbell for a 3 p.m. game against the Camels on Saturday, October 13.