JOHN'S CREEK, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity girls soccer team picked up its second consecutive victory and sixth in seven matches on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21, defeating the Mt. Pisgah Patriots 2-1.
The Mustangs got an early goal six minutes into the match when Gracie Hudgins scored off a deflection for a 1-0 lead.
Both squads would battle back and forth defensively to a 1-0 Mustang lead at halftime.
In the second half, the Patriots evened the match at 1-1 with 33 minutes to play in the match.
But with 21 minutes to play in the match, Hudgins found Audrey O'Toole who maneuvered just inside the corner of the 18-yard box and found the lower corner of the net to give Mount Vernon a 2-1 lead.
The Mustangs held serve defensively the rest of the match to secure the win.
Christine Turnbull picked up the win in the net for the Mustangs, picking up 18 saves including a game-saving save late in the match.
The Mustangs return to action Tuesday, Feb. 26, traveling to the Walker School for a match against the Wolverines.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Marietta, Ga.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, relentlessness, innovation, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.