King, of Loganville, scores first as Piedmont’s Lady Lions soccer rolls past Berea 7-0

press release from Merit pages

DEMOREST, GA (03/09/2021)– The Piedmont women’s soccer team dominated for a second consecutive game, rolling to a 7-0 road win at Berea in Kentucky on March 6.

The Lady Lions (6-6, 4-1 USA South) struck for four goals in the first half and added three more in the second while securing their second straight shutout.

Three Piedmont players tallied two goals each in the win, with Kaylee King of Loganville, Georgia, netting the game-winner in the seventh minute, while freshman Gabbie Hayes of Goodyear, Arizona, and sophomore Katelyn Smith of Johns Creek, Georgia, also scored twice with Sarah Fisher of Lawrenceville, Georgia, adding the remaining goal, scoring in her second straight contest.

It did not take the Lady Lions long to jump in front as King delivered her first of the day and fourth of the season in the game’s seventh minute. Then, just over 30 seconds later, Fisher found Hayes to increase the margin to 2-0 not even 10 minutes into the contest.

For PC, the scoring onslaught continued in the first half, with King striking again, this time thanks to a feed from Amanda Weinhart, for her team-leading fifth goal of the season. Finally, just before half, the Lady Lions erased all doubt as Fisher tallied a three-point first half off of the first career assist from freshman Emma Williams of Gainesville, Georgia. 

However, the Lady Lions were not finished, as Smith found the back of the net for the first time this season just over five minutes into the second. Then, just like in the first half, an early goal was quickly followed by a strike from Hayes, this time just over a minute later as her second of the day put the Berea deficit at 6-0.

Smith then added her second of the day to cap the PC scoring in the 69th minute.

Goalkeeper Miranda Mcnalley of Atlanta, Georgia, earned the win for Piedmont, as the Lady Lions held their opponent without a single shot for the second straight game.

Piedmont dominated the shot count, 13-0, converting seven of those into goals.

About Piedmont College

One of the most dynamic small colleges in the Southeast, Piedmont is an independent liberal arts college of more than 2,500 students. The college’s four schools-Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing & Health Sciences-develop tomorrow’s leaders by engaging students in the classroom, in their community, and around the world. Founded in 1897, Piedmont offers bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree programs at its Demorest residential campus in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains and at its Athens campus in the heart of Georgia’s Classic City.

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