BOCA RATON, FL – Despite two goals from Heather Deutschle and a 2-1 halftime lead, the UNC Greensboro women’s soccer team fell to Northwestern, 3-2, in the first game of the Florida Atlantic Classic on Friday evening.
UNCG (2-1-0) was led by Deutschle, who tallied both goals. Kristin Player and Jessica Patterson each tallied one shot on goal, while Katie Evans had the assist on UNCG’s first goal. UNCG goalkeeper Katherine Ryan recorded four saves in 90 minutes of action.
Northwestern (2-1-0) was led by Shannon Schneeman, who also tallied two goals including the game-winner. Sam Greene also added a goal for the Wildcats.
The first half was evenly played in the early minutes of the first half with both teams recording early shots, but it was the Spartans that got on the board first in the 34th minute. Deutschle got the ball on a long pass from Evans and was able to put it into the right corner of the goal just behind Northwestern goalkeeper Lauren Johnston for a 1-0 lead.
Deutschle struck again only minutes later. She took a ball from the middle of the field and touched it just past the goalkeeper to put UNCG up 2-0.
Northwestern was able to cut into the lead just before halftime with a goal from Sam Greene. Greene collected the ball from teammate Kelsey Hans and headed it just past Ryan to cut into the Spartan lead.
The Wildcats struck again just a minute into the second half. Schneeman hit a bullet from the right side of the box past Ryan to even the score at 2-2. Scheeman wasn’t done, however, and put the game out of reach in the 74th minute with another goal to give the Wildcats a lead they would not surrender.
The Spartans conclude action at the Florida Atlantic Classic when they take on Ball State tomorrow morning. Kickoff is set for 11 am. UNCG returns home Sept. 12 when it takes on defending national champion North Carolina.
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UNC Greensboro...... 2 0 - 2
Northwestern........ 1 2 - 3
SCORING SUMMARY: 33:27 UNCG Heather Deutschle (1) (Katie Evans), 36:57 UNCG Heather Deutschle (2) 41:42 NU Sam Greene (1) (Kelsey Hans),45:55 NU Shannon Schneeman (1),73:06 NU Shannon Schneeman (2) (unassisted) Shots: UNC Greensboro 7, Northwestern 10, Saves: UNC Greensboro 4 (Katherine Ryan 4), Northwestern 2 (Lauren Johnston 2), Corner Kicks-UNC Greensboro 5, Northwestern 3, Fouls-UNC Greensboro 12, Northwestern 10
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