Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Sets Records in 2018
Misenheimer, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2018) – For the Pfeiffer University women's soccer team, the 2018 season will go down as the most successful seasons in 25 years of the Falcons program.
The Falcons finished the season with a 13-3 overall record and reached the quarterfinals of the ECAC Division III Championship. The Falcons returned a program best winning percentage (.813) and set a record for the least amount of losses in a single season.
Over the course of the season, many team and individual accolades were earned. The 2018 Falcons scored the most goals since the 2013 season, finishing the season with 51 goals and taking 273 shots. The Falcons averaged 3.0 goals per game, 17.1 shots per game and limited the opposition to just 16 goals on the season.
Pfeiffer was also stellar at home, going 8-0 in matches played at Lefko Field and is now one match short of tying the longest home unbeaten streak at nine matches.
Individually, the Falcons shined, with seven All-USA South honors. Earning first team All-USA South were sophomore's Madeline Capel (Harrisburg, N.C.) and Meredith Manson (Auburndale, Fla.).
Capel finished the season with 10 goals and five assists and is finished second on the team with 25 points. She scored two goals in a pair of matches this season, with the first being in a 6-0 rout of Wesleyan on Sept. 9. She followed that with a two-goal burst against Southern Virginia on Sept. 19.
Manson managed three goals on the season and finished second with six assists. Her goals came against Southern Virginia (Sept. 19), Methodist (Sept. 29) and against Johnson & Wales (Oct. 30).
Other Falcon players earning honors were freshman forward Mackenzie Pruitt (Havelock, N.C.), junior goalkeeper Kaley Hyatt (St. Cloud, Fla.) and sophomore forward Cayci Eaton (Harrisburg, N.C.)
Pruitt earned First Team East Division honors after finishing the season as the team leader in goals with 12. She also managed three assists while amassing a team-best 27 points. Pruitt completed the regular season with a hat trick in Pfeiffer's 7-3 win at Johnson & Wales on Oct. 30.
Hyatt, Pfeiffer's starting goalkeeper this season, logged over 1,300 minutes of action in goal and allowed just 14 goals on the season, good for a 0.91 goals against average and recorded a .794 save percentage while making 54 saves on the year. She also earned four solo shutouts and had two combined shutouts. In addition to making the All-USA South East Division team, Hyatt was also honored by the league by being named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Eaton managed nine goals and three assists on the season while taking 48 shots for the Black and Yellow, earning her All-USA South East Division honors. Her best outing came in Pfeiffer's 6-0 win over Brevard, where she scored two goals while taking just three shots.
All told, Pfeiffer had three players with over 20 points on the season. Pruitt finished with 27 points, Capel with 25 points and Eaton finishing with 21 points, her second consecutive season going over the 20-point mark.
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November 10, 2018 Women's Soccer Wins 2-0 Over Washington & Jefferson in ECAC First Round
November 5, 2018 Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Earns Spot in ECAC Championship
October 31, 2018 Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Earns Seven All-USA South Designations
October 24, 2018 Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Runs Past Brevard, 6-0
October 22, 2018 Kelsy Esquivel Earns USA South Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week
October 20, 2018 Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Gets 4-1 Win Over N.C. Wesleyan
October 17, 2018 Women's Soccer Extends Winning Streak to Four with 3-1 Win at Salem
October 9, 2018 Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Drops Averett, 3-0
October 6, 2018 Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Rolls Past William Peace, 4-0
October 3, 2018 Greensboro Takes 2-1 Win Over Pfeiffer Women's Soccer
September 29, 2018 Manson's Golden Goal Lifts Falcons to 2-1 OT Win Over Methodist
September 21, 2018 Women's Soccer Earns 2-1 Double OT Win at Meredith
September 10, 2018 Mackenzie Pruitt Tabbed USA South Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week
September 9, 2018 Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Blows Out Wesleyan 6-0 in Home Opener
August 31, 2018 Women's Soccer Drops 1-0 Road Decision No. 21 at Swarthmore
July 23, 2018 Women's Soccer Announces 2018 Recruiting Class
June 15, 2018 Women's Soccer Announces 2018 Schedule