GREENSBORO, NC – The UNC Greensboro women’s soccer team fell, 2-1, to No. 13 Tennessee on Friday night at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
It was anybody’s game the first half as both teams worked their ends of the field. The Spartans (3-3-1) fired away five shots in the first half. The Lady Volunteers (5-1-1) got up nine shots with just three of them on goal.
“We played well the first half,” said Head coach Eddie Radwanski. “It just would have been nice to get a goal, but we were able to come out just as hard in the second half.”
Tennessee came out kicking in the second half putting up 15 shots. This time, the Lady Vols were able to get past UNCG senior goalkeeper Katherine Ryan twice. Tennessee’s first goal came from Emily Redberg. Redberg got a quick touch on a cross from Kylee Rossi in the 68th minute for her first goal of the season.
At 88:53, Mick Imgram fired in her first goal of the season off a quick touch from Rossi.
With just under a minute left of the game and Tennessee up, 2-0, freshman Kristin Player found a loose ball at the top of the 18 and fired it in the bottom right corner just past the hands of Tennessee goalkeeper Jaimel Johnson. The 89:22 goal is Player’s fourth of the season.
“It was a battle until the final minutes,” said Radwanski. “But at sometime something had to give. The game was there for us to win, but we just weren’t able to connect. And credit to Tennessee. They are very good at the quick flick and tonight it worked for them.”
Senior goalkeeper Katherine Ryan was awarded the Greg Harrison UNCG Player of the Game Award.
With the loss, the Spartans end their non-conference schedule and begin conference play next week as they travel to Wofford on Thursday, Sept. 27, for a 6 pm game.
For more information on UNCG women’s soccer and all other Spartan athletics visit www.uncgspartans.com.
SCORE BY PERIODS
1 2 Total
UNCG.... 0 1 1
TENN..... 0 2 2
SCORING SUMMARY: TENN Redberg (2) (Rossi), 68:51; TENN Imgram (1), 89:10; UNCG Player (4), 89:13. Shots: TENN 24, UNCG 10. Saves: TENN 2 (Johnson 2), UNCG 7 (Ryan 7). Corner Kicks: TENN 7, UNCG 2. Fouls: TENN 8 (YC-TENN Rossi, 57:07), UNCG 6
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