Carnell scores twice as UNCG blanks Wofford, 2-0
SPARTANBURG, SC - Amy Carnell netted a pair of first-half goals as the UNC Greensboro women's soccer team took an impressive 2-0 road shutout over Wofford on Tuesday evening at Snyder Field.
The 2-0 win marks the eighth consecutive game in which the Spartans have shut out the Terriers. The last time Wofford scored on UNCG was during the 1998 season, when the Spartans topped the Terriers 3-1 in the Southern Conference Championship.
Carnell quickly put the Spartans (9-5-1, 5-2-1 SoCon) out in front in the 18th minute when the senior connected for her second goal of the season off a corner kick from Karla Davis. The reigning SoCon Freshman of the Year, Davis fired a service into the Terrier box, where Carnell corralled the loose ball and beat Wofford keeper Bernie Sikes to give the Spartans the 1-0 advantage.
The duo hooked up again in the 39th minute, scoring the game's final goal on a play similar to the first. Carnell, the recipient of another Davis corner kick, played the ball off her chest to her feet and redirected a shot past Sikes for her second goal of the contest. The goal was Carnell's 32nd in a UNCG uniform, catapulting her into a tie for fourth on the school's all-time goals scored list.
UNCG held a 9-1 shot advantage and a 5-0 corner kick edge in the first half.
In the second half, UNCG's league-leading defense stood true to form as the Spartans limited Wofford to three shots and only one corner kick.
Senior keeper Jennifer Stillman collected two saves en route to recording her sixth shutout of the season. The Randolph, NJ, native is now third in the conference in shutouts and holds the school's career record with 24.
UNCG returns to the field Friday when the Spartans welcome The Citadel to the UNCG Soccer Field for a 7 pm matchup. Prior to the contest, UNCG will recognize its seven seniors as part of Senior Night.
UNC Greensboro 2 0 - 2
Wofford 0 0 - 0
1. 17:03 UNCG Amy Carnell (Karla Davis)
2. 38:33 UNCG Amy Carnell (Karla Davis)
Shots: UNCG 10, Wofford 4
Saves: UNCG 2 (Jennifer Stillman 2), Wofford 3 (Bernie Sikes 3)
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