MOORESVILLE--Lake Norman scored once in the final six minutes of both halves to prevail 2-1 over South Iredell in Wednesday night's nonconference game.
Ellie Fielding pocketed the game winner with 5 minutes, 12 seconds left. Tate McCord's free kick landed in the penalty box. Fielding's defender misread it. Fielding turned and located the ball, then poked a shot past South Iredell goalkeeper Margaret Gourley.
The Vikings (9-5), who trailed 1-0 at the intermission, had the better scoring opportunities up until that point of the second half.
Wildcats keeper Haley Stoup made a fantastic kick save to prevent Erin Shaver's shot from going into the net around the 50th minute.
Shaver set up the equalizing goal with 16:41 remaining. Lindsay Durham used a leg to knock the ball down on Shaver's pass ahead. Stoup came out to make a play. She and Durham made contact. Durham bent over and placed her hands on the ground to keep from falling. Durham quickly regrouped and shot the ball through a defender's legs and into the goal to tie the game at 1-all.
Durham nearly gave South Iredell the lead two minutes later. Shaver played the ball to the junior, but Durham's shot clanged off the crossbar.
The Wildcats (15-1), winners of 11 straight, took a 1-0 lead on Sarah Tuttle's goal with 4:44 left in the opening half. Fielding dished the ball to Addyson Klass, who played it back to her. Fielding's cross to Tuttle on the far side of the goal was perfect, and Tuttle had no trouble scoring to give Fielding an assist.
Gourley finished with four saves. Stoup recorded six saves.