October 24, 2009

Lady Saints Down Flagler, Extend Winning Streak

Box Score

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia College & State University women’s soccer team extended their winning streak to six games Saturday afternoon, using a trio of second half goals to defeat Flagler College 3-0 at the Soccer Complex in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Lady Saints improve to 10-3-2 overall with the victory and 6-2-1 in the Peach Belt Conference, while Flagler College falls to 7-6-1 on the season and 3-3-1 in the league.

The two teams played to a scoreless tie at intermission as both squads tallied four shots, while North Georgia put two of those on goal.

North Georgia broke the game open in the second period in the 48th minute as Kelsey Martin sent a header home to give the Lady Saints a 1-0 lead. Casey Smith sent a corner in the box on the play and Emily Hughes added a deflection to the head of Martin for the goal.

Lauren Schenk extended the Lady Saints’ lead in the 65th minute as Kelly Penston found Schenk sliding through the Flagler defense and the junior recorded her fourth goal of the season, giving North Georgia a 2-0 lead.

North Georgia added one more goal in the 86th minute as Smith dazzled the crowd with a corner kick that curled inside the far post to give the Lady Saints a 3-0 victory. The goal for Smith was her 5th of the season.

Kirsten Ross recorded another shutout in goal, holding Flagler scorless while recording two saves, including a diving stop in the final minutes in a one-on-one situation to preserve the shutout. Christie Reuther suffered the loss for Flagler, allowing all three North Georgia goals, while recording three saves in all 90 minutes of action.

North Georgia will play their final regular season game Saturday October 31, hosting UNC Pembroke at the Soccer Complex in Peach Belt Conference action.