UNCG blanks Furman, captures seventh SoCon win
GREENVILLE, SC – The UNC Greensboro women’s soccer team extended its win streak with a 2-0 shutout against Southern Conference rival Furman on Sunday afternoon at Stone Soccer Stadium. Sophomore Kelly Attayek and senior Mary Kate Towne both netted goals to lead the Spartans to their seventh shutout this season.
UNCG moved to 10-3-1 on the season with a 7-0-0 record in the SoCon. The Spartans remain undefeated in the SoCon with a 20-game conference unbeaten record dating back to last season.
With the loss, the Furman Lady Paladins drop to 11-5-0 overall and are 5-2-0 in the conference.
Attayek lit up the board with what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the 35th minute. Junior Heather Mitrisin lofted a corner kick into the middle of the box, Attayek was able to gather the loose ball, and jam it in past keeper Briana da Mota for her sixth goal of the season.
With less than 30 seconds remaining, Towne stepped in front of a pass in Furman territory; she took the ball past the final defender and knocked it in for the third goal this year.
UNCG keeper Katherine Ryan collected five saves and Da Mota recorded four of her own.
The Spartans held a 13-10 shot advantage and an 8-3 edge in corner kicks.
“UNCG and Furman have a great rivalry,” said head coach Eddie Radwanski, “Every time we’ve stepped on the pitch together it’s been a clean, hard-fought game, and today was no exception...I have a lot of respect for Furman, both the players and the coaching staff. And yeah, we want to beat one another, but at the end of the day, we shake hands, and congratulate one another on a well-played game.”
The Spartans return home Thursday, Oct. 25, when they entertain Appalachian State for a 7 pm game at UNCG Soccer Stadium.
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SCORE BY PERIODS
1 2 Total
UNCG ............. 1 1 2
Furman............ 0 0 0
SCORING SUMMARY: UNCG – Attayek (6) (unassisted), 35:14; UNCG – Towne (3) (unassisted), 89:48; Shots: UNCG 13, FUR 10; Saves: UNCG 5 (Ryan 5), FUR 4 (da Mota 4); Corner Kicks: UNCG 8, FUR 3; Fouls: UNCG 14, FUR 8 (YC-UNCG – Attayek (33:13), YC-UNCG – Corti (51:33)
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