College of Charleston downs UNCG 2-1
GREENSBORO, NC – College of Charleston scored two unanswered goals Sunday afternoon to lift the visiting Cougars to a 2-1 victory over UNC Greensboro in women’s soccer action.
The Spartans grabbed the early one goal advantage in the 27th minute when senior Cara Hammond collected her team-leading third goal of the season. The Howell, NJ, native received a feed from fellow senior Amy Carnell inside the Cougar box and fired a shot at the College of Charleston net. Cougar keeper Erin Smith’s diving effort came up empty as the ball trickled off her hands and into the back of the net.
Less than ten minutes later, College of Charleston tied the game at one when Dana Gregg scored her first goal of the season on a Cougar penalty kick. Following a foul inside the Cougar box, Gregg was called upon the take the kick and beat Spartan keeper Jennifer Stillman with a shot to the left corner.
In the 63rd minute, Kristin Rhyne scored the game winning goal for the Cougars as she capitalized on a free kick opportunity. After a Spartan handball near midfield, Danielle Jordan sent a ball inside the UNCG box where Rhyne corralled the ball and flicked it passed Stillman. As both players charged toward the loose ball, Rhyne made contact with the ball just before Stillman could grab it and prevent the goal.
The Spartans nearly tied the game late in the contest as UNCG produced a number of quality scoring opportunities which went for naught. UNCG outshot the Cougars 5-1 in the second half and 12-4 for the game.
“Give Charleston credit, they found a way to get the result,” said UNCG coach Eddie Radwanski. “We’ll go back and get better and go forward.”
UNCG returns to action Wednesday evening when the Spartans entertain Appalachian State at 7 pm at the UNCG Soccer Stadium while the College of Charleston will host Furman Thursday at 7 pm.
College of Charleston 1 1 2
UNC Greensboro...... 1 0 1
1. 26:57 UNCG Cara Hammond (3) (Amy Carnell) - Shot off keeper
2. 33:12 COFC Dana Gregg (1) (unassisted) - Penalty Kick
3. 62:08 COFC Kristin Rhyne (2) (Danielle Jordan)
Shots: College of Charleston 4, UNC Greensboro 12
Saves: College of Charleston 4 (Erin Smith 3; TEAM 1), UNC Greensboro 0
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