Falcons shut out USC-Aiken in women’s soccer match


The University of Montevallo women’s soccer team picked up its first Peach Belt Conference victory of the season with a 1-0 shutout of USC-Aiken in a conference match Oct. 2.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlin Thomas made nine saves in the victory as she earned her first shutout of the season. Sophomore Veronica Stookey scored her first goal of the season early in the first half to give Montevallo (3-7 overall, 1-3 in Peach Belt Conference) the victory.

The Falcons dominated possession throughout the game despite having fewer shots on goal than the Pacers. USC-Aiken had 14 shots with nine on goal, while Montevallo took 17 shots and had seven on goal.

The Falcons broke through at the 15:16 mark as junior Nicola Stolworthy fed a throughball to Stookey who made a move and slide it past the keeper to give the Falcons the 1-0 lead.

Thomas made a number of key saves including making a diving stop on a 2-on-1 play.

Stookey led the Falcons with four shots including two on goal, while freshman Camilla Alderin had three shots with one on goal.

USC Aiken keeper Alli Edens made six saves in the loss while Ella McDaniels led the team with three shots.

The Falcons will return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. to take on Peach Belt Conference rival Clayton State University.