ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity girls soccer team defeated the Whitefield Wolfpack 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday afternoon, April 7, at Mount Vernon's Upper Campus Stadium Field.
Mount Vernon jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period.
Emma Markland assisted Emily Raeside less than a minute into the contest for a 1-0 lead.
Ten minutes later, Emery Hoffman found Raeside again for a 2-0 Mustang advantage.
Whitefield then scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead into halftime.
In the second half both teams scored twice to make it a 4-4 contest.
Mount Vernon's goals came from Raeside and Audrey O'Toole.
Tied at 4-4 at the end of regulation, the match went into extra time with the Mustangs striking with 4:13 remaining when Raeside found O'Toole for the game-winning goal.
With the victory, the Mustangs have now won four straight matches.
In that same span, Mount Vernon has outscored opponents 19-7.
The Mustangs (8-2) are back on the pitch on Friday, April 9, hosting the Atlanta International Eagles in a key Region 5-1A match up.
Kick off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the Upper Campus Stadium Field.
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.