LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots soccer team ended their scoreless drought on the road Tuesday against Cape Fear. The non-conference match up ended in a 2-2 tie, but scoring their first two goals of the season was a small victory for the Lady Scots.
The Lady Scots found themselves in a bit of a pickle in the first half as senior goalie Anna Griswold got injured and was replaced by sophomore Liza McIntyre. Cape Fear capitalized on the change as the Lady Colts Sydney Capan scored two goals before halftime.
“Anna got hurt in the first half, so the girls had to fight to stay in the game,” said head coach Abbi Marsh. “The girls did a fantastic job and never lost momentum, they fought to stay in the game. I’m very proud of them and their efforts.”
The Lady Scots came charging back in the second half, something that was a focus for Marsh this off season. Not letting the two-goal deficit get them down, the Lady Scots responded with a goal off an indirect kick outside by senior Emma Gray Beacham.
Freshman Emily Stevens took over in the goal and according to Marsh, “stopped very goal Cape Fear shot on her.”
The Lady Scots tied the game with 15 minutes left in the second half thanks to a breakaway goal from sophomore Beatrice Eddy. After pushing past two Cape Fear defenders Eddy put the ball in the net to tie the game, 2-2.
The game ended in a 2-2 tie, but Marsh is hopeful that the second-half comeback will prove to her team they have what it takes to come from behind and win some games.
With the tie, the Lady Scots move to 0-2-1 on the season while Cape Fear moves to 1-1-1.
The Lady Scots are back on the pitch Friday, March 10 to host Norfolk Christian at 5:30 p.m.
Amber Hatten can be reached at 910-506-3170.