Clinton, S.C. – Senior Mallory Hopkins scored a season-best five points on Senior Night to lift the Presbyterian College women’s soccer team to a 3-0 win over UNC Asheville.
How It Happened
Hopkins scored her fifth goal of the season in the 30th minute with an assist from sophomore Preston Robinette to give PC the 1-0 lead. It was Robinette’s team-leading seventh assist of the season. She threaded a pass to the top of the box that Hopkins dribbled past a defender and sent into the side netting.
Sophomore Jessica Powell then scored her first goal of the year off an assist from Hopkins in the 47th minute to extend the Blue Hose lead to 2-0. The senior crossed the ball into the box to find Powell who converted from eight yards out.
Freshman Kori Lawrence then found Hopkins with a leading pass in the 70th minute to set up a beautiful breakaway goal that put an exclamation point on the game and Hopkins’ career.
Freshman Megan Serrano played the full 90 minutes in goal for PC, collected seven saves and picked up her first Big South clean sheet. PC ended their season at 8-8 overall and 3-7 in the Big South while UNC Asheville fell to 3-9-4 and 2-6-2.
The Blue Hose honored three seniors before the game: Megan Archer, Mallory Hopkins and Kelsey Yeager. The three were a part of the second-most wins for a senior class during PC’s Division I era and key pieces to a team that set program-best marks in numerous categories this season including points (78), goals per game (1.81), assists (20) and shots on goal per game (7.38).