GREENSBORO, NC – Chad Janda made a leaping save as time expired after Tim Masters burned his former team for the game-winning goal as UNC Greensboro topped cross-state rival UNC Wilmington, 1-0, in men's soccer action at UNCG Soccer Stadium on Saturday night.
The win extended UNCG's unbeaten streak to four straight (3-0-1) and raised their record back to .500 at 3-3-1.
Masters, who transferred from UNCW to UNCG prior to the 2007 season, broke a scoreless tie with a header at 82:04. Will Mack lofted a ball from about 30 yards out over a crowd near the top of the box. Masters, a senior from Charlotte, NC, broke from the crowd and jumped to get a head on it, redirecting it just enough for the only goal of the match.
The Seahawks (3-5-0) weren't finished though. In the closing seconds, UNCW's Brian Harrison got a shot off. Janda leaped high in the air and got just enough of a punch on it to deflect off the top of the crossbar and over the goal to preserve the win. It was the second straight nailbiter for the Spartans. On Wednesday night against Campbell, it was Janda and the defense stopping two point blank shots with 30 seconds to play to preserve the victory.
The Spartans outshot the Seahawks, 13-8, on the night and had a 6-5 advantage in corner kicks. It was the fourth straight meeting between the two squads that was decided by one goal – all of them coming late in the match.
UNCG will hit the road Wednesday night to face Charlotte in a 7 pm match.
SCORE BY PERIODS
SCORING: UNCG – Masters (Mack) 82:04. Shots: UNCW 8, UNCG 13. Saves: UNCW 6 (Duckworth 6), UNCG 3 (Janda 3). Corner Kicks: UNCW 5, UNCG 6. Fouls: UNCW 16, UNCG 9.
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