GREENSBORO, N.C.- Despite once again dominating the attack, UNC Greensboro’s men’s soccer team was unable to score its first victory in Southern Conference play this season, falling to Wofford 2-1 in double overtime.
The Spartans had more shots (17 to 12), shots on goal (eight to six) and corner kicks (seven to six) than Wofford but were unable to take advantage in the final-third, scoring just one goal in 109 minutes of play.
“Feel bad for the players again tonight. We just are not getting rewarded for our quality play,” said Head Coach Justin Maullin. “It's hard to look out there and outplay teams and have nothing to show for it. Credit to Wofford for hanging in tough. Still a lot of soccer to play and a short turnaround for a good ETSU team on Saturday.”
The Spartans took an early lead in the game as Alex Henderson found the back of the net for his third goal of the season in the 21st minute. The goal came after a free kick that was taken by Moises Gonzalez.
Wofford, however, would tie up the game just before halftime as Kyle Nelson scored his first goal of the season in the 35th minute, beating UNCG goalkeeper Ricky Zarri.
In the second half, the Spartans collected double the chances that the Terriers had but were unable to turn any of their eight shots into a goal before the game headed into overtime. In the 99th minute, Faisal Almubaslat nearly ended the game with a shot that hit the crossbar.
Tied 1-1 after the end of the first overtime, Wofford ended the game with a little more than one minute remaining in double overtime as Connor Donohue scored his third goal of the season.
The Spartans will return to action this Saturday when they host ETSU during Homecoming Weekend. Kickoff is schedule for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed on ESPN3.
Saturday night’s meeting will be the 15th all-time matchup between the Spartans and Buccaneers. ETSU currently holds a 4-6-4 advantage in the series.
Last year, the two SoCon rivals tied 0-0 in Johnson City, Tenn., before UNCG fell to ETSU 2-1 in Greensboro.
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