Though it remains very early in the season, the St. Andrews Lady Knights soccer team has thus far lived up to the expectations that head coach Rick Parlow placed upon them during the summer months.
With a last-minute header into the back of the net Tuesday evening, English freshman Catrin Anderson-Heyman secured her team’s 2-1 victory over Bob Jones University in dramatic fashion.
After the home-opening win, St. Andrews continues to sit atop first place in the AAC standings and also remains unbeaten through three games at 2-0-1.
Though they trailed Bob Jones University for the majority of the game, the Lady Knights finally pushed across a goal in the 60th minute with an unassisted breakaway goal by freshman forward Jessica Martinez.
St. Andrews was outshot 7-3 in the first half as they struggled to get into a rhythm offensively, but the ladies turned it on in the second half as the Knights tallied 11 shots-on-goal to finish the game with a 14-12 edge in shots.
Many of the five saves that Freshman goalie and Laurinburg-native Brittany Roberts registerred against the Bruins also proved clutch, including some in the closing minutes of Tuesday’s game to help preserve the win for SAU.
Also assisting on the game winning goal was junior midfielder Gemma Dugo.
The Lady Knights are next in action next Wednesday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. as they host the Trojans of Mount Olive College at Knights Field.