ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity girls soccer teams rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the Atlanta International School Eagles 3-2 in overtime on Friday afternoon, March 29, at Klaus Field.
Deadlocked at 2-2 and in overtime, Madeline Hudgins found her sister, Gracie, with eight minutes to play in extra time for the game-winning goal to propel Mount Vernon (9-3) to its second straight victory.
The Mustangs broke the scoreless barrier in the first half with 16 minutes to play when Ella Ruth Campbell found Gracie Hudgins for her first of three goals.
Trailing 1-0, the Eagles applied the offensive pressure the remainder of the first half, scoring goals with 12 minutes and two minutes to play for a 2-1 halftime lead.
In the second period and in desperation mode late, Gracie Hudgins powered in her second goal with four minutes remaining in regulation to tie the match at 2-2.
Mount Vernon's defense would stand firm to force overtime to lead to Gracie's heroics and hat trick performance.
Katieanne Peterson picked up the win in goal for Mount Vernon, picking up 13 saves in the victory.
The Mustangs return to the pitch on Tuesday, April 2, traveling to The Weber School for a matchup against the Rams.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, courage, development, 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.