ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Girls and Boys Soccer teams were on the pitch on Tuesday afternoon, March 21, taking on the Whitefield Wolfpack in key region contests at Ron Hill Field.
Both matches would be decided in overtime on penalty kicks, with the Varsity Girls winning 1-1 (5-4 PK's) and the Varsity Boys earning the 1-1 victory (4-2 PK's).
In the Varsity Girls match, both squads battled to a 0-0 draw at the end of regulation.
In extra time, the Wolfpack pushed across a goal in the first overtime period to go ahead 1-0.
But the Mustangs wouldn't go away easily as Mount Vernon evened the match 1-1 with 5:10 remaining in the second overtime when Karoline Lundstrom found teammate Taylor Keller to even the match.
Forced to go into penalty kicks, the Mustangs and Wolfpack each traded goals on their first four attempts.
On the fifth attempt, Mount Vernon's Caroline Curry pushed across the fifth Mustang penalty kick to go ahead 5-4.
Whitefield's last attempt in the first round of PK's would prove to be unsuccessful as Ella Parker snagged the save to propel the Mustangs to victory.
The Varsity Boys match would prove to be just as exciting.
Both teams ended regulation 0-0, forcing the match to overtime.
In the first overtime period, Moritz Martin pushed a goal across to give the Mustangs a 1-0 advantage.
But in the second overtime, the Wolfpack evened the match to force penalty kicks.
In the PK round, Mount Vernon finished 4-of-5 with Ian Stukalsky, Davis Regier, Jamal Arif and Moritz Martin hitting their attempts.
Keeper Harrison Estenson notched a save for the Mustangs in goal while allowing just two scores to the Wolfpack to help seal the victory.
The Varsity Girls (6-2, 4-1 Reg. 6-1A DI) and Varsity Boys (4-5, 2-3 Reg. 6-1A DI) are back in action on Friday, March 24, hosting King's Ridge in a region double-header.
Kickoff against the Tigers for the girls match is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. with the Varsity Boys to follow at 5:45 p.m. at Ron Hill Field.
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40-acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together.