Piedmont Captures USA South Women's Soccer Crown

Piedmont Captures USA South Women's Soccer Crown

(GREENSBORO, NC) - The 2018 USA South Women's Soccer Tournament championship took place on Saturday, November 3 in Greensboro, North Carolina on the campus of Greensboro College as West second seed Piedmont College defeated West top seed Maryville College, 1-0, to win the title. 

As time ticked down in the opening half, Piedmont's Allie Kuzel broke the scoreless tie with a goal in the 35th minute thanks to an assist from Gabby Lotter. Maryville could not find an answer around the Lion's defense and goalkeeper, Miranda McNally, who stopped the two shots she faced to post the shutout. Maryville keeper, Abbey Coleman, would help keep her team within the one-goal margin, stopping five shots on the contest, but the Scots would come up just short as Piedmont claims its fourth USA South Tournament title. 

2018 All-Tournament Team
Forward - Bailey Sipos, Maryville
Forward - Kailey Burrell, Covenant
Forward - Lexie Hill, Maryville
Forward - Allie Kuzel, Piedmont (MVP)
Midfield - Shannon Reagan, Maryville
Midfield - Cassie Kirk, Piedmont
Midfield - Anna Rae Porcelli, Greensboro
Defense - Natalie Munoz, Piedmont
Defense - Jenna Clothier, Maryville 
Defense - Katelyn Smith, Piedmont
Goalkeeper - Miranda McNalley, Piedmont

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 - 1   #1 West-Maryville - 0