UNCG falls to Jacksonville, 2-1, at Elon Classic
ELON, N.C. – Eli Garner scored on a penalty kick with 14:07 to play, but UNCG could not follow up with an equalizer as Jacksonville defeated the Spartans, 2-1, in the first match of the Elon Classic on Friday night.
Jacksonville won its third consecutive match – all by 2-1 scores – to move to 3-1-0 on the season. UNCG lost its second straight match to fall to 1-2-0 on the season.
The Spartans outshot Jacksonville, 14-9, on the night, but six saves by Jacksonville's Johnny Foley gave the Dolphins a big lift.
Anthony Forde gave Jacksonville a 1-0 lead 8:07 into the match when his shot banged off the far post and into the net from 10 yards out.
The Dolphins extended it to a 2-0 lead when Darko Karamatic tallied his fourth goal in the last three matches. He knocked home a long free kick at 27:25 to give Jacksonville a two-goal advantage.
The Spartans got on the board at 75:53 when Garner scored on a penalty kick. It was his second goal of the season.
UNCG returns to action Sunday when it faces Richmond at 12 noon in another match at the Elon Classic.
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
UNCG................ 0 1 - 1
Jacksonville........ 2 0 - 2
SCORING SUMMARY: JU - Forde (Campailla) 8:07; JU - Karamatic (unassisted) 27:25; UNCG - Garner (penalty kick) 75:53. Shots: UNCG 14, Jacksonville 9; Saves: UNCG 2 (Ford 2), JU 6 (Foley 6); Corner Kicks: UNCG 5, JU 2; UNCG 12, JU 22.
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