Freshman Summit Dann scored the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left Sunday as Western Carolina opened its season with a 2-1 victory over Gardner-Webb at the Catamount Soccer Complex.
Her shot from 15 yards out found the right side of the net.
G-W led 1-0 at halftime after Jada Newton scored from inside the box at the 27:23 mark.
The Lady Cats tied it 1:33 into the second half on Julia Winter’s header with an assist from Emily Zipay.
Western had an 18-7 advantage in shots. Paula Suarez made seven saves for the Lady Bulldogs. WCU’s Natalia Icen had two.