GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second straight game, the UNCG women’s soccer team scored late thanks to a pair of second half goals from junior Candice Forbes (Pleasant Garden, N.C./Southeast Guilford) to defeat Army, 2-1, Friday night at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
UNCG improves to 2-2 on the season winning two straight games while Army falls to 1-2.
With the clock winding down, senior Ashley Stokes (Cary, N.C./Green Hope) found Forbes inside the box again and buried her second goal of the game past the keeper with just 30 seconds left.
It is the first time Forbes has scored multiple times in a game and gives her four career goals.
In the second half, the Black Knights jumped out to a 1-0 lead just seven minutes into the half after Bailey Widman found Katie Holder who scored her first goal of the season.
The Spartans had multiple chances to tie the game but found the equalizer in the 80th minute off a tap in goal from Forbes. Junior Zoe Fishman (Woodland Hills, Calif./El Camino Real Charter) received a pass from sophomore Rebecca Burrows (Auckland, New Zealand/Mount Albert Grammer School) and crossed a pretty ball inside the box where Forbes finished the goal.
UNCG finished the game with a season-high 17 shots, including 10 in the second half alone. The Black Knights only tallied six shots with three coming on frame. Redshirt freshman Chloe Buehler (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg/Penn State) picked up the victory in goal making two saves. Army goalie Jordan Cassalia finished with seven saves in the defeat.
For the fourth straight game, the Spartans held an opponent scoreless in the first half. UNCG had seven shots holding the Black Knights to just three in the first half.
Just four minutes into the game, junior Chesney White (Franklin, Tenn./Franklin) had an opportunity inside the box taking a shot but Army goalie Jordan Cassalia made the save to keep UNCG off the scoreboard.
The Blue and Gold travel to West Virginia to participate in the Mountaineers tournament starting Friday, Sept. 5 against Indiana State at 5 p.m. before wrapping up the tournament against host West Virginia Sunday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.
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