By James Vallone
ROME – In the final game at Ben Brady Field for the season, the Lady Hawks celebrated the careers of two seniors, with one of those seniors scoring the only goal in a 2-1 defeat by Young Harris.
Brandi Greenwald was able to take a pass from Aline Bez Tamiosso and score from right in front of the goal with 24 seconds remaining on the clock to avoid the shutout. The goal marks Greenwald's tenth goal of the season; while Tamiosso was able to register her team high fourth assist on the season.
Young Harris was able to get a first-half goal by Whitney Thomas in the 22nd minute that marked the only scoring before halftime; the goal was Thomas' fifth of the season. Kelsey Battle got her first goal of the season in the 59th minute to cap the Mountain Lion scoring.
The game was highlighted by the festivities at halftime that saw Kayla Bell and Greenwald recognized for their careers at Shorter.
Bell is a Biology and Ecology major from Rome, and has made 55 career appearances for the Lady Hawks, having totaled one goal and five assists in her four year Shorter career. During Shorter's time in the NAIA, she was a three-time Southern States Athletic Conference All-Academic selection, becoming just the fourth player in program history to earn All-Academic honors three times.
Greenwald graduated last December, and has made 55 appearances in her Shorter career after transferring to Shorter as a sophomore. In just three seasons, she ranks second all-time in Shorter history in both goals and assists, with 25 career goals and 16 career assists, giving her a total of 66 points for her career. Greenwald was named All-Conference as a sophomore in 2010, but had her best individual season as a junior in 2011, when she posted career highs with 10 goals and eight assists. That season, she was named Academic All-SSAC and an NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Shorter was able to pressure the Young Harris defense by winning the shots on goal battle, 7-3; forcing the goalie from Young Harris, Taylor Erickson, to come up with six saves.
The Lady Hawks (4-12-1) will conclude their season on November 3 when they travel to Georgia Gwinnett for a 1 pm start.