The Oglethorpe women's soccer team fought hard Monday night in Demorest, Georgia, but fell 1-0 in the end to the homestanding Piedmont Lions after a first-half goal provided the difference. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 3-8 on the season.
The Lions outshot Oglethorpe 11-1 over the first half, but the visitors stayed in the game with a couple saves from sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Bolas. However, Piedmont broke through in the 38th minute, taking a 1-0 lead. Freshman midfielder Tress Southard put Oglethorpe's only shot of the half on target, but the Piedmont goalkeeper was equal to the task.
In the second half, the Lions continued to outshoot the Petrels, putting 8 shots on the board to Oglethorpe's 1. Neither team was able to dent the scoreboard in the second half, though, keeping Oglethorpe in the game until the final whistle. Sophomore midfielder Daniele Stein had her shot blocked in the final two minutes, though, and Piedmont was able to see out the game.
Piedmont outshot Oglethorpe 19-2 for the game, including a 4-1 margin in shots on goal. The home side took seven corner kicks to the visitors' none.
The Petrels will be back in action over the weekend, as they travel to Jackson, Mississippi, to take on Millsaps Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern, then continue to Alabama to go against Birmingham-Southern at 1 p.m.