GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG got goals from four different student-athletes and had 21 players see action as the Spartans rolled past High Point in a women's soccer exhibition on Wednesday, 4-1.
Barnekow got the scoring started in just the 10th minute. UNCG freshman Kory Spotts – one of three freshmen in the starting lineup – corralled a failed High Point clearance and poked the ball ahead to Barnekow in the box. Barnekow easily beat High Point keeper Andrea Ritchie one-on-one to quickly put the Spartans up 1-0.
Gulledge made it a 2-0 contest in the second of three 30-minute periods, taking a short through ball from Jen Rincon at the top of the 18-yard box and dribbling in to beat Ritchie one-on-one in the 51st minute.
Etten made it a 3-0 game in the 63rd minute, collecting a loose ball at the top of the box and firing a rocket into the lower left corner through traffic. Her goal was unassisted.
Hein capped the UNCG scoring in the 75th minute, nodding home freshman Stine Schoening's long cross to make it 4-0.
Coach Eddie Radwanski's postgame thoughts on the win over High Point.
The Panthers got a goal back in the 87th minute, as Kelli Joline converted Cary Ann Parrish's long free kick to spoil UNCG's shutout. Parrish lofted a beautiful ball into the box from about 35 yards out, and Joline one-timed it past UNCG keeper Kelsey Kearney from close range.
Both sides substituted liberally in the contest, as High Point had 23 players see action.
Alex Perry picked up the win in the net for UNCG, as she worked the first 40:09, making one save. She stopped Sammy Vercellino's close-range attempt at the post in the 36th minute.
Kearney worked the final 49:51, allowing a goal and making a save of her own.
Ritchie took the loss in goal for the Panthers, as she allowed two goals and didn't make a save in 60 minutes of work. Jesse May came on for the final period, making a pair of saves and allowing two goals in 30 minutes.
The margin could have been bigger, but UNCG had two shots find the post. O'Brien's first shot drew iron in the 44th minute, while Padgett hit the post in the 79th.
Spotts, Schoening and Morgan Kennedy were the three freshmen that started, with all of them playing prominent roles in UNCG's revamped defense.
UNCG returns to action on Saturday, Aug. 14, when it will host Duke in an exhibition match at 7 p.m. That will be the Spartans' final exhibition before opening the 2010 regular season against East Carolina at home on Friday, Aug. 20.
UNCG 4, High Point 1
High Point 0 0 1 1
UNCG 1 1 2 4
1 9:49 UNCG Cat Barnekow (Kory Spotts)
2 50:48 UNCG Jessi Gulledge (Jen Rincon)
3 62:07 UNCG Jaimey Etten (unassisted)
4 74:18 UNCG Lauren Hein (Stine Schoening)
5 86:47 HPU JOLINE, Kelli (PARRISH, Cary Ann)
Shots: High Point 5, UNCG 15
Saves: High Point 2 (MAY, Jesse 2), UNCG 2 (Kelsey Kearney 1; Alex Perry 1)
Corner kicks: High Point 3, UNCG 5
Fouls: High Point 7, UNCG 13
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