Strine's late tally lifts UNCG past Duke in exhibition match
GREENSBORO, NC – Matt Strine's goal with 2:05 to play in regulation time gave UNC Greensboro a 1-0 victory over Duke in men's soccer exhibition action Wednesday night at UNCG Soccer Stadium.
Strine's tally broke a scoreless tie in the first exhibition match for both teams. UNCG made a late push at the Duke goal, that the Blue Devils attempted to clear towards the left sideline. However, the clearing chip went straight to Strine, who knocked it into the open goal from 10 yards out. The redshirt-sophomore from Spring, TX appeared in 20 matches last season and had a goal and three assists.
The Blue Devils outshot UNCG, 14-7, on the night. The Spartans got a solid effort in goal from Chad Janda and Nate Berry. Berry stopped five shots in the second half after Janda stopped six in the first half. Duke's Devon Bostock recorded three saves in the second half, relieving Brendan Fitzgerald who did not record a save in the first 45 minutes.
The Spartans played without frontline players Tebatso Manyama, who just joined the team in camp yesterday upon returning from South Africa, and Travis Young, who is injured. UNCG is also without the services of leading returning scorer Thomas Campbell for the 2008 season as he recovers from off-season knee surgery.
UNCG will face Gardner-Webb in its final exhibition match Saturday night at UNCG Soccer Stadium. Game time is set for 7 pm.
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Duke................ 0 0 - 0
UNCG................ 0 1 - 1
SCORING SUMMARY: UNCG – Strine (unassisted) 87:55. Shots: Duke 14, UNCG 7. Saves: Duke 3 (Fitzgerald 0; Bostock 3), UNCG 11 (Berry 5; Janda 6). Corner kicks: Duke 7, UNCG 3. Fouls: Duke 8, UNCG 4.
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