GREENSBORO, NC – The UNC Greensboro women’s soccer team tied Wake Forest, 1-1, Saturday in a double-overtime match at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
Control of the first half belonged to Wake as the majority of the 45 minutes took place on their offensive side. The Demon Deacons (3-3-1) took 13 shots with one hitting the mark as Jill Hutchinson landed her second goal of the season. In the 29th minute, Hutchinson headed the ball in after teammate Kaley Fountain got a foot on corner by Amanda Lebo.
The Spartans (3-2-1) answered back in the 34th minute. Sophomore defender Lauren Lopez popped the ball just into the 18 finding sophomore forward Kelly Attayek for her first goal of the season. Attayek maneuvered past two defenders and touched the ball into the right corner just past Wake goalkeeper Amanda Barasha.
The second half was a different story as the battles were on both ends of the pitch. Both teams came out with a more physical and more aggressive style of play. Despite the shot opportunities, neither team was able to hit the game-winner.
The 1-1 tie at the end of regulation resulted in two ten-minute overtime periods. The game remained tied after the extra 20 minutes.
The Demon Deacons out-shot the Spartans, 25-8, but it was quality not quantity that kept UNCG in the game. Radwanski said that even though the shot numbers were a bit skewed, quality was certainly in the Spartan’s favor.
Radwanski and his team will take the draw and move forward with it. “We’ve got Tennessee next Friday and then we start conference play. Every game is an opportunity to make ourselves better.”
Kelley Attayek was awarded the Greg Harrison UNCG Player of the Game Award.
The Spartans will continue play on Friday, September 21 as they host No. 15 Tennessee. This will be UNCG’s final non-conference game.
For more information on UNCG women’s soccer and all other Spartan athletics visit www.uncgspartans.com.
SCORE BY PERIODS
1 2 OT O2 Total
UNCG.... 1 0 0 0 1
WFU...... 1 0 0 0 1
SCORING SUMMARY: WF Hutchinson (2) (Fountain), 29:49; UNCG Attayek (1) (Lopez). Shots: WF 25, UNC Greensboro 8. Saves: WF 3 (Barasha 3), UNC Greensboro 8 (Ryan 8). Corner Kicks: WF 15, UNC Greensboro 6. Fouls: WF 9, UNC Greensboro 16.
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