WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The UNC Greensboro women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision in a defensive battle to No. 11 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Tuesday night. Wake Forest is the fourth ranked team the Spartans have faced this season.
The Demon Deacons (6-1-0) cracked the scoreboard early and took a 1-0 advantage in third minute of the match. Sophomore Camelyn Dillon blasted the ball from 18 yards out to the back corner of the net for her first goal of the season past Spartan keeper Katherine Ryan.
Both teams were on the offensive in the first half. The Spartans and Deacons combined for a total of 17 shots but Wake would go into the break with the one goal lead.
The Spartans came out into the second half and put on a big defensive stand against the Deacon’s strong offensive strike. In the 60th minute, Wake’s Allie Sadow took a pass right in the kill zone and took the shot but Ryan came up with the great save to prevent the goal.
“We started out slow and played soft. We allowed an easy goal right away,” said head coach Eddie Radwanski. “Our defense stepped up in the second half and played great. We faced a very good Wake Forest team and I like how we’re progressing. We’re going to keep getting better.”
Freshman Jen Bronson had three shots and Ryan recorded a total of seven saves on the night.
The Spartans (1-6-0) will host two games this weekend at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. On Friday, UNCG will take on Pennsylvania at 7 pm. The Indiana Hoosiers come to Greensboro on Sunday to take on the Spartans. Kickoff set for 1 pm.
Goals by period 1
UNC Greensboro...... 0 0 - 0
Wake Forest WSOC.... 1 0 - 1
SCORING SUMMARY: WF Dillon (1) (unassisted) 2:29. Shots: UNC Greensboro 11, Wake Forest WSOC 24. Saves: UNC Greensboro 7 (Ryan 7), Wake Forest WSOC 5 (Morse 5). Corner Kicks: UNC Greensboro 1, Wake Forest 9. Fouls: UNC Greensboro 9, Wake Forest 7.
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