Mountjoy’s Two goals gives UNCG 3-1 Victory Against High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Freshman Katelyn Mountjoy (Highland Village, Texas/Marcus) scored two second half goals to give UNCG a convincing 3-1 victory against in-state rival High Point Friday night at Vert Stadium.
"It was a great victory with all the different facets of the game clicking for us," said head coach Steve Nugent. "We put a lot of good quality pressure on them tonight. Overall I am very pleased with the effort from our team tonight."
UNCG improves to 4-1 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 0-3 on the year.
In the second half, Mountjoy scored back-to-back goals three minutes apart. Mountjoy collected a cross from sophomore Candice Forbes (Pleasant Garden, N.C./Southeast Guilford) and put home her first collegiate goal. Three minutes later, Mountjoy struck a ball just outside the box and found the lower right corner for goal number two of the game.
"When I came into the game I felt like I would have some chances," said Mountjoy. "I knew that if I had half a chance I had to take it so I did just that. The second goal I dribbled through the midfield and took a chance that thankfully it went in."
Sophomore goalkeeper Jamie Simmons (Houston, Texas/Clear Brook) finished with six saves, allowing her first regulation goal of the season. Simmons has 27 saves allowing just two goals in 480:50 played this season.
UNCG finished the contest with nine shots that included three from sophomore Chesney White (Franklin, Tenn./Franklin) who finished with a goal in the first half.
High Point would not go away scoring a goal in the 79th minute after Kelli Joline found a rebound and scored to make the score 3-1 UNCG.
In the 19th minute, UNCG took an early lead after junior Ashley Stokes (Cary, N.C./Green Hope) crossed a ball into the box where White headed home her second goal of the season.
In the 16th minute, White put a strong strike on goal but High Point keeper Ivy Cocklereece made the save.
UNCG took four shots in the first half and Simmons made two saves to keep the Panthers off the board.
UNCG hosts Georgia in its home opener Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. The Spartans are promoting the game as a Gold Out for fans to wear gold to support UNCG women's soccer fight against childhood cancer.
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