Badger Athletics - Spring Hill College News
Women's Soccer - Fri, Sep. 4, 2009
The Spring Hill College women's soccer team responded to a one-hour rain delay at halftime on Friday afternoon with two second half goals versus Truett-McConnell College to take a 2-0 victory and improve to 2-0 on the young season.
 
The Lady Badgers struggled to find their groove in the first half, but after a one-hour lightening delay during halftime Spring Hill broke the deadlock with a goal off the foot of sophomore Elaine Femmer from St. Louis, Mo., in the 77th minute.  Femmer lifted a nifty lob shot over the keeper's head off a right-to-left crossing pass from sophomore Lorie Pendergast of St. Louis.
 
SHC iced the game with the second goal in the 82nd minute when sophomore Catie Palmer of Newnan, Ga., went one-on-one with the TMC keeper and ripped a shot that was at first blocked, but rebounded back to Palmer who alertly poked the ball into the open goal.
 
Junior Spring Hill keeper Emma Pitchford from Ridgeland, Miss., recorded four saves versus just six Bears' shot attempts for her second when in as many career starts.
 
Goalkeeper Hayle Swinson made seven saves versus 16 SHC shot attempts for Truett-McConnell.
 
SHC took four corner kicks and allowed just two corners to the Bears.
 
Spring Hill (2-0) will next host No. 9 rated Northwood University (Fla.) (0-1) at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the closing match of the 3rd Annual Spring Hill Invitational.  Truett-McConnell will next play Northwood on Saturday at 2 p.m. on Library Field.