UNCG and Western Carolina fight to a 1-1 tie
GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro battled Southern Conference rival Western Carolina to a 1-1 draw in women’s soccer action on Sunday afternoon at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
The Spartans (3-7-2, 2-0-1) went on the board first early in the second half. Heather Deutschle sent the ball to Shannon Donovan just passed midfield. Donovan passed to freshman Kelly Attayek who drew keeper Alesha Row out of the goal and shot it past Row to score in the 50th minute and put UNCG up 1-0. The goal was Attayek’s first collegiate goal.
Western Carolina (5-5-2, 1-1-1) would get the equalizer off a corner kick in the 69th minute of the match. Jenny Matteson launched the ball into the box where Heather Dittmar leaped to get a head on it for the goal. The two teams fought hard for the remainder of the second half but concluded regulation in a 1-1 tie.
In the first overtime session, the Catamounts shot a pair of shots but could not get the goal. In the second overtime period, UNCG had two good looks on goal including an attempt from Attayek but neither team was successful in producing the game-winner. The Spartans held a 12-10 shot advantage as well as a 5-3 lead in corner kicks for the match.
In goal, Katherine Ryan recorded three saves for UNCG and Row had four for Western Carolina.
“It was a hard fought game,” head coach Eddie Radwanski stated, “We scored a good goal in the second half but we lacked concentration on the goal for Western Carolina. Both teams worked hard to finish in a draw.”
UNCG continues SoCon play when it hosts Chattanooga on Friday at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. Kickoff set for 7 pm.
Goals by period 1 2 OT
Western Carolina.... 0 1 0 0 - 1
UNC Greensboro...... 0 1 0 0 - 1
SCORING SUMMARY: UNCG Attayek (1) (Donovan;Deutschle) 49:43, WCU Dittmar (Matteson) 68:02. Shots: Western Carolina 10, UNC Greensboro 12. Saves: Western Carolina 5 (Row 4; TEAM 1), UNC Greensboro 3 (Ryan 3). Corner Kicks: Western Carolina 3, UNC Greensboro 5. Fouls: Western Carolina 20, UNC Greensboro 20.
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