Women's Soccer Takes Down Davidson on Senior Night, 1-0
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GREENSBORO, N.C. –Freshman forward Chesney White (Franklin, Tenn./Franklin) headed a game-winning goal in the 67th minute to push UNCG women's soccer to a 1-0 win against Davidson Friday on Senior Night at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
"It was a game that probably could have gone either way, we made a set piece count tonight," said head coach Steve Nugent. "You could see a certain passion tonight with it being Senior Night and I was proud of our effort."
With the victory, the Spartans improve to a season-best 8-6-1 overall and a 5-1-1 record in the SoCon. The Wildcats fall to 6-7-2 with a 4-3 mark in the SoCon. UNCG remains tied for second in the conference with the win.
UNCG grabbed the lead in the 67th minute when senior Lauren Hein (Torrance, Calif./South Torrance) had her shot blocked to set up a corner kick for the Spartans. Classmate Cat Barnekow (Santa Rosa, Calif./Santa Rosa) placed a perfect corner kick in front on the box when White came charging in with a header inside the left post to score her team-leading fifth goal of the season.
Freshman goalkeeper Jamie Simmons (Houston, Texas/Clear Brook) picked up her fourth shutout of the season after making three critical stops.
In the first half, UNCG took three shots all on frame while holding Davidson to just two shots. Hein had a header chance in the 24th minute but Rachel Locke made the save.
Senior Stephanie Partenheimer (Apex, N.C./Apex) fired a shot on goal but Locke made the save again to keep the game tied in the 27th minute.
The Wildcats made a late push looking for the equalizer but Simmons turned away Julie Calhoun with just four minutes left in the game. Davidson had one last attempt on a corner kick but couldn't produce the tying goal.
The Spartans finished the game with six shots and two corner kicks.
UNCG remains home to face Georgia Southern Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
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