ROCK HILL, SC— After a scoreless first half, Presbyterian’s Alison Stelling netted her first goal of the season in the 55th minute for the only goal of the match as Winthrop dropped its second straight game, Tuesday evening in Big South Conference women’s soccer action.
The game was the regular season finale for both teams as the Eagles fall to 11-5-1 overall and 7-4 in the Big South while Presbyterian College improves to 9-8 overall and 6-5 in the league. Winthrop will host a first round game of the Big South Conference Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. with the opponent to be determined. Presbyterian College will be on the road with its destination unknown as well.
The lone goal came in the 55th minute when Stelling was in the right place at the right time. A ball was sent into the box and flicked on by Kelly Kozera as her header redirected the ball on frame from about 12 yards out. Amelia Henderson reached out and made a kick save, but the rebound came straight back out and Stelling hammered the ball home.
Henderson made another big save with her feet to keep the Eagles within reach when she turned away Rebecca Miller in the 66th minute when a loose ball bounced right to Miller in front from eight yards out and she fired a low shot on goal.
With under five minutes to play, Samantha Prytulak chased down a through ball as she and Blue Hose goalie Sydney Fontenot reached it at the same time. The ball popped out to the side of both players as Taylor Walton ran on but her one-touch shot just inside the 18-yard box couldn’t find the open net as it sailed just over the crossbar.
Henderson finished the game with seven saves while Jordan Broadway played the first half and made one save while Sydney Fontenot entered the game at halftime for the final 45 minutes and earned the win to improve to 2-5. The Lady Eagles had seven shots on the night, while Presbyterian came up with 13.