Knights soccer rallies to force tie against Lions

Staff report

DAYTON, Tenn. — The St. Andrews University women’s soccer team rallied from two goals down Saturday to force a 2-2 draw against Bryan College.

Sarah Catherine Baker got the Lions on the board first in the 37th minute, then Hana Mizoguchi tacked on the insurance goal in the 64th minute.

But the Knights answered with a pair of goals in a two-minute span.

Freshman Alex Freesland scored off an assist from junior Nicole Bass in the 79th minute, then Bass followed with the equalizer in the 81st minute off an assist from freshman Maddie Castro.

St. Andrews outshot Bryan 10-0 in both overtime periods but the Knights were unable to score the winning goal. Bass and Freesland recorded nine shots apiece, setting season-highs.

SAU freshmen goalkeepers Gianna Annichiarico and Liz Garner combined for four saves on six shots on goal.

The Knights are 7-3-1 and 2-1-1 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference after the draw while the Lions’ record now stands at 3-5-2 and 1-2-2 against conference foes.

St. Andrews will play its next game on the road against Montreat College 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Women’s volleyball sees streak snapped

CLEVELAND, Ga. — The St. Andrews women’s volleyball team saw its six-game winning streak come to an end Saturday, as the Knights were defeated by Truett-McConnell in three games.

The Bears swept the Knights, winning 25-23, 25-22, 25-14.

Freshman Anna Felice led the Knights with nine kills while tacking on five digs and three blocks. Sophomore Lindsey Wagner added seven kills and five digs.

Junior Tessa Smith and sophomore Angelica Arroyo combined for 15 kills and nine digs, and senior setter Jaden Lynch had 27 assists and 12 digs. Senior Lexi Cordova notched season-highs with four kills and nine digs.

St. Andrews dropped to 10-7 and 6-5 in the AAC while Truett-McConnell improved to 8-11 and 4-7 in the conference.

The Knights will return to the court today to play Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina at 6 p.m.

Staff report

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