Charleston, S.C. – Freshman Cienna Rideout (Henderson, Nev./Coronado) recorded the first multi-goal game of her career Friday afternoon with a pair of goals in UNCG’s 3-1 win over The Citadel. The Spartans improve to 3-2-1 in the Southern Conference and 6-8-2 overall.
After a scoreless first half, Georgia Brown (Queenstown, New Zealand/St. Hilda’s Collegiate) put the Spartans on the board in the 48th minute when she received a pass from Diarra Simmons (Toronto, Ontario/Dayton) and beat out The Citadel’s goalkeeper.
A minute and a half later The Citadel’s Carolina Cashion evened the match with a long shot taken outside the box.
In the 69th minute Rideout scored her first of two goals on a pass from Melissa Canizalez (Las Vegas, Nev./New Mexico State). It marked the second consecutive match in which Canizalez dished an assist.
With less than two minutes to play, Rideout found the back of the net again. This time, she was fed a pass by sophomore Caylin Prillaman (High Point, N.C./Wesleyan Christian Academy).
The Spartans outshot The Citadel 21-8 in the match and held a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks. Chloe Buehler (Perrysburg, Ohio/Penn State) recorded four saves in her sixth win of the season.
UNCG leads the all-time series 16-0 and improves to 10-0 against the Bulldogs in Charleston.
The Blue & Gold wraps up its four-game road stretch Sunday, October 16, when UNCG heads to Mercer to face the Bears at 2 p.m. in SoCon action.
The UNCG women’s soccer alumni weekend is set for October 21-23 during Homecoming Weekend. To register for Alumni Weekend contact Spartan Club Assistant Director Rachael Farlow at email@example.com or 336-334-5156. The deadline to RSVP is October 17.