Soccer Mocs nip Citadel 2-1 in flood delayed match
GREENVILLE, S.C. (gomocs.com) --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team posted a 2-1 Southern Conference victory over The Citadel Tuesday night at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. The match was a make-up after Sunday’s meeting was postponed due to historic flooding in Charleston, S.C.
The Mocs improve to 3-8-2 on the year and 1-2-1 in league play while the Bulldogs fall to 1-12 overall and 0-3 against the conference.
After trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Mocs scored twice in the second half to get their first league win since defeating The Citadel 3-2 in 2012.
“This was a huge win for us,” Chattanooga head coach Gavin McKinney said. “Maybe this will give us some momentum going into the matches this weekend.”
The Citadel score first on an unassisted goal from Mady Riegel who got past both the Chattanooga defender and keeper to put the Bulldogs on the board first in the 25th minute. That score would stand through halftime.
In the 65th minute, senior Skylar Brewer (Farragut, Tenn.) picked up a punt from freshman keeper Molly Miller (Maryville, Tenn.) in the 66th minute and went 1 v 1, sending her shot into the net for the equalizer.
It wouldn’t take Chattanooga long to get what would prove to be the game winner. At the 71:48 mark, freshman Maddy Coleman (Georgetown, Ky.) from the left, whipped a cross into the back post where senior Clare Latham (Cordova, Tenn.) picked it up and finished with a shot into the left corner for the game winner.
“It was great that we found a way to win when we were down at the half,” McKinney said. “It was great to find a way to come back into the game to equalize and then to find a way to win.”
The Mocs will close out the home slate with a pair of matches this weekend. Chattanooga will host UNCG Friday night then honor its seniors prior to Sunday afternoon’s match against VMI.
1 CIT 24:07 Mady Riegel (1) unassisted
2 UTC 65:14 Skylar Brewer (3) unassisted
3 UTC 71:48 Clare Latham (1) Maddy Coleman