GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss in overtime to Samford (11-3-2) on a penalty kick with just over four minutes left in the bonus period. The Spartans move to 6-10-2 overall and 3-4-1 in the Southern Conference. Samford remains atop the SoCon standings following Friday night’s match while the Spartans will focus on earning a win Sunday afternoon in the regular season finale.
In a back-and-forth battle, the Spartans held Samford to just three shots in the opening half for a scoreless action. Both Chloe Buehler (Perrysburg, Ohio/Penn State) and Samford’s Anna Maddox made one save in the first 45 minutes.
The second half was much the same with both teams exchanging very few shots in a defense heavy period. The Bulldogs slightly edged UNCG 5-2 in shots and 3-0 in corner kicks in the second half.
After 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, the two teams entered overtime. Buehler had logged three total saves while Maddox had just one.
A foul in the box in the 96th minute would send defending SoCon Player of the Week Jermaine Seoposenwe to the penalty mark for Samford. Seoposenwe scored for the overtime win, handing the Spartans their second consecutive SoCon loss in overtime.
Samford leads the all-time series 5-4-1 and has won 4 of those matches at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
UNCG’s attention shifts towards Chattanooga when the Spartans host the Mocs at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Prior to Sunday’s match, UNCG will recognize the six seniors on the women’s soccer team that have dedicated years of hard work to the Blue & Gold.