(GREENSBORO, NC) - The 2018 USA South Women's Soccer Tournament semifinals took place on Friday, November 2 in Greensboro, North Carolina on the campus of Greensboro College as a pair of Western Division teams gained victories and earned a spot in the championship game.
In the first semifinal, West second seed Piedmont would capitalize on an early second half goal from Katelyn Smith in the 47th minute to knot the contest at 1-1 with the top seed in the East, Greensboro. After the end of regulation and one overtime period, the score remained locked at one apiece. Just three minutes into the second extra period, Piedmont's Cassie Kirk scored the game-winner, earning a 2-1 victory for the Lions.
In semifinal number two, the West top seed Maryville took down the West second seeded Covenant, 1-0, thanks to an early goal in the eighth minute from Lexi Hill. The contest remained scoreless behind Maryville's goalkeeper, Abbey Coleman, who registered three saves.
The tournament championship contest will take place on Saturday, November 3 on the Greensboro College campus at 2:00pm. Maryville is looking to capture their second USA South Tournament Championship, while Piedmont will seek their fourth conference tournament crown. Maryville's lone title came in 2014 while Piedmont has captured the title in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
Please continue to visit the Tournament Website for up-to-date information.
|Tournament Website||Tournament Bracket|
|2018 USA South Women's Soccer Tournament Schedule (all times EST)|
|First Round - Wednesday, October 24
Game 1: #5 West-Berea - 0 #4 West-Huntingdon - 4
Game 2: #6 East-N.C. Wesleyan - 1 #3 East-Methodist - 2
Game 3: #5 East-Meredith - 0 #4 East-Averett - 0 (Meredith advances on penalty kicks, 5-3)
Game 4: #6 West-Agnes Scott - 0 #3 West-Covenant - 3
|Quarterfinals - Saturday, October 27
Game 5: #4 West-Huntingdon - 0 #1 East-Greensboro - 2
Game 6: #3 East-Methodist - 0 #2 West-Piedmont - 2
Game 7: #5 East-Meredith - 1 #1 West-Maryville - 5
Game 8: #3 West-Covenant - 2 #2 East-Salem - 0
|Semifinals - Friday, November 2 (played at Greensboro College)
#1 East-Greensboro - 1 #2 West-Piedmont - 2 (2ot)
#1 West-Maryville - 1 #3 West-Covenant - 0
|Final - Saturday, November 3 (played at Greensboro College)
#2 West-Piedmont vs. #1 West-Maryville - 2:00pm