GREENSBORO, NC – Senior Cara Hammond scored two goals and the UNC Greensboro offense exploded for six goals as the Spartans knocked off High Point 6-0 Tuesday night in women’s soccer action.
With the win, the Spartans improved to 2-2 on the season.
Karla Davis scored the first goal of the evening just three minutes into the contest when she converted on a header sent into the box off a corner kick by Nicollette DeLaine. The Spartans took a 2-0 lead just over six minutes later as DeLaine netted her first goal of the season. The Raleigh, NC, native corralled a pass from teammate Deven Beachum, turned and fired a shot into the back of the net from 20 yards out.
As the second half got underway, Hammond picked up the third goal of the evening in the 50th minute when she tallied her first goal of the season. The senior dribbled down the right side of the field, cut back towards the goal and sent a 15 yard blast past the High Point keeper. Hammond struck again just over five minutes later, this time the recipient of a well-placed ball from fellow senior Amy Carnell. As both players ran side by side, Carnell laid the ball off inside the High Point box for Hammond to dispose into the back of the net, giving the Spartans a 4-0 advantage.
Sophomore Mary Kate Towne collected the fifth goal of the evening, and her first of the season, as she converted on a header sent into the box off a corner kick by Davis. Emilie Stewart completed the Spartan offensive outburst when she notched her first goal of the season in the 88th minute on a shot just outside the High Point box. Amanda Zimmerman and Heather Deutschle picked up assists on the play.
Senior keeper Jennifer Stillman recorded her first shutout of the season as she collected three saves.
“I thought it was a good game and I thought High Point came out to compete,” head coach Eddie Radwanski said. “We did some good things tonight, but I would have liked us in the first half to have been a little more polished in our finishing and that was something we talked about at halftime. I thought the second half was much better and there were a lot of good efforts out there tonight.”
UNCG continues its season longest five-game homestand when the Spartans host James Madison Saturday evening at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. Match time is slated to begin at 7pm.
1 2 Tot
High Point.......... 0 0 0
UNC Greensboro...... 2 4 6
1. 3:00 UNCG Karla Davis (1) (Nicollette DeLaine) - Header off corner kick
2. 9:19 UNCG Nicollette DeLaine (1) (Deven Beachum) - Shot 20 yards out
3. 49:46 UNCG Cara Hammond (1) (unassisted) - Shot 18 yards out
4. 54:54 UNCG Cara Hammond (2) (Amy Carnell) - 15 yards
5. 80:52 UNCG Mary Kate Towne (1) (Karla Davis) - Header off corner kick
6. 87:19 UNCG Emilie Stewart (1) (Amanda Zimmerman;Heather Deutschle) - Shot in box after deflection
Shots: High Point 4, UNC Greensboro 19
Saves: High Point 5 (NAIL, Hannah 5), UNC Greensboro 3 (JenniferStillman 3)
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