Manson's Golden Goal Lifts Falcons to 2-1 OT Win Over Methodist

2018 Pfeiifer Women's Soccer Team
2018 Pfeiifer Women's Soccer Team

Manson's Golden Goal Lifts Falcons to 2-1 OT Win Over Methodist

Misenheimer, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2018) –
Sophomore Meredith Manson netted a goal a little over two minutes into overtime to lift the Pfeiffer University women's soccer team to a 2-1 USA South win over visiting Methodist on Homecoming.

The visiting Monarchs struck first in the 22nd minute when Alexa Smith fired a shot that deflected off a Falcon defender, causing a fast spin on the ball that rolled just out of the reach of Pfeiffer goalkeeper Kaley Hyatt.

Methodist would take the 1-0 lead into the halftime break but in the 53rd minute,
Sophia Griffin (Durham, N.C) knotted the match at 1-1 with her goal in traffic about 12 yards in front of the Methodist goal.

The teams would battle the rest of the way to a stalemate, eventually leading to overtime.

The 2-1 overtime win for the Falcons is the second consecutive match that has the same result.  Pfeiffer knocked off Meredith by the same 2-1 tally on Sept. 21.

With the win, Pfeiffer improves to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in league play while Methodist drops to 4-3 and
0-1.