BOONE, N.C.- While UNC Greensboro’s men’s soccer team created chances early in its matchup with Appalachian State on Saturday evening, the Spartans were unable to leave Boone with a victory, falling by a final of 1-0. Through eight games, UNCG holds a 3-5-0 record.
"Very disappointed in the lack of effort, focus, and ability to keep the ball tonight. Not a good response after a good Elon result," said head coach Justin Maullin. "A tough Campbell team comes in Tuesday and we need to be ready."
In the first half, six different UNCG players recorded shots on goal but none of the attempts were able to find the back of the net while senior goalkeeper Jon Milligan recorded two saves on the other end.
It was the fifth time this season that the Spartans did not concede a first half goal.
However, Milligan was unable to stop a Reed Hunnicutt shot in the 49th minute, as the Appalachian State sophomore forward took advantage of a cross to score the game’s first and only goal. The Spartans, meanwhile, would tally only shot in the second half, an 83rd minute attempt by junior defender Casey Penland.
The Spartans will return to the pitch on Tuesday when they host Campbell at UNCG Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed on the SoCon Digital Network.
In the all-time series, UNCG holds a 17-5-2 advantage over Campbell with victories in the previous two meetings.
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