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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman forward Chesney White (Franklin, Tenn./Franklin) scored the golden goal in the 93rd minute in overtime to help UNCG women's soccer take down College of Charleston, 2-1, Friday night at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
With the victory the Spartans improve to 5-6 overall and a 2-1 record in the SoCon. The Cougars fall to 3-7 with a 2-1 mark in the SoCon.
"It's a great victory for us and the team played great soccer for 90 minutes," said head coach Steve Nugent. "We went into the overtime saying we deserved a result. I like the fact that our team came out on top tonight."
White received a perfect flick on pass off the head of teammate Lauren Hein (Torrance, Calif./South Torrance) to set up the breakaway for White who beat the kicker and blasted the game-winning goal. It was White's team leading fourth goal.
"It felt good and we needed to win this game coming off a loss," said White. "We really needed this after going into overtime last weekend."
In the first half, UNCG took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute after of sophomore Ashley Stokes (Cary, N.C./Green Hope) lined a corner kick to the head of freshman Zoe Fishman (Woodland Hills, Calif./El Camino Real Charter) who headed home her second goal of the season.
The Cougars would respond at the 33rd minute when Sarah Cardamone collected a ball inside the box off a corner kick and fired home the equalizer to tie the game at 1-1.
Both teams battled in the second half looking for the game winning strike but neither was successful. In the 48th minute, UNCG had an attempt on goal but the College of Charleston defense was able to clear the ball out the line.
Just 10 minutes later, Hein put on a point blank header but Cougars keeper Eli Sarasola made the save. The Cougars best opportunity came with just four minutes remaining as Michaela Herrmann had a breakaway chance but freshman keeper Jamie Simmons (Houston, Texas/Clear Brook) made the save of the night denying the shot on goal.
The Spartans finished the game with 12 shots, including seven on frame outshooting their opponents in the contest.
UNCG remains home to face The Citadel Sunday at 2 p.m. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
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