N.C. Wesleyan edges Panthers 9-8
The Panthers got three goals each from
Crystal Colvin and Hannah Ramsahai. Paige Castle and Raukisha Ray
each had a goal in the game.
The Bishops were led by Sarah Matulich. Matulich had a game-high seven goals. Alyssa Balzano and Lauren Young each had a goal for the Bishops.
Ramsahai gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead three minutes in the game
with her first goal of the game. The Bishops, with Matulich scoring
three goals herself, scored four of the next five goals to take a
4-2 lead with 8:41 left in the half.
The Panthers finished the first half and started the second half with a run of four unanswered goals to retake the lead. Colvin, Ray and Castle scored goals to put the Panthers up 5-4 at halftime. Ramsahai scored just 35 seconds into the second half to give the Panthers a two-goal cushion, 6-4.
The Bishops came back with a pair of goals to tie the game 6-6. The tie did not last long. Colvin scored her second goal of the game 34 seconds after the Bishops tied the game to put the Panthers up 7-6.
Matulich took over for the Bishops. She scored three straight goals over a five-minute span to put the Bishops ahead to stay, 9-7. Colvin cut the deficit to one, 9-8, with a goal with 14:51 left. Ramsahai broke free in the final seconds, but could not get a shot off before the clock ran out.
The Panthers host Agnes Scott on Monday in a USA South game. Game time is 7 p.m.