What a goal by the MC women’s soccer team. In the final seconds of the match, Mac won a corner kick with less than 30 to play. Then after a clearance out of bounds by Sterling for another corner, McPherson’s Breelyn Petty ran and grabbed the ball with the final 10-second countdown already starting. A great ball by Petty landed on Rhea Vale’s head for a goal, giving the Lady ‘Dogs a 2-1 victory over Sterling College.
“That was a huge conference win for us against a very talented side,” said Coach Quint. “Our ladies really played well in the second half and created some good scoring chances. Bree came up huge again today. Another quality finish on a free-kick to tie the game and then the nice service on the corner for the game winner. She’s had a wonder week. We just continue to work hard and keep getting better every day!”
Sterling came out in attack mode as they forced MC keeper Sheryl Evans to make multiple saves in the opening minutes. After things calmed down, the Bulldogs got their strikes in but the half ended with a 0-0 score line. SC outshot McPherson 10-3 in the opening 45 with eight going on target.
In the second half, it was Mac who was the aggressor. They fired shot upon shot at Sterling but struggled to score. In the 54th minute, the Lady Warriors broke the scoring silence. McPherson continued to push forward and finally, with under 15 to play, Petty rocketed one into the netting off a free kick, tying the match. Then as the match came to a close, the Petty to Vale connection gave the ‘Dogs the match 2-1.
MC ended the night with 19 shots, 10 of which were on target. Heather Diamond and Amy Stockton each took four cracks at goal with Diamond leading the team in shots on target with three. Petty and Kayla Faust each attempted three shots while Vale and Alia Khalidi each logged two.
Evans tabbed nine saves in the match.
It’s off to Friends University on October 14th for McPherson as they square off with the Falcons at 6:00 p.m. (CT)
McPherson College is a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member school and a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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