PEMBROKE, N.C. – The North Georgia College & State University women's soccer team's most recent streak of three positive decisions in a row came to an end Saturday afternoon as the Saints dropped their Peach Belt Conference road match 3-2 to the University of North Carolina Pembroke.
The Saints are now 10-3-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the PBC while UNCP improves to 7-4-2 overall and 3-4-1 in conference action.
The Braves scored the first two goals of the game in the first two and a half minutes as Rae-Shawna Campbell recorded a hat trick in the first half. Campbell scored first at the 1:35 mark and then found the net again at the 2:32 mark before North Georgia could find the back of the net.
Kayla Croom was able to put the Saints on the board in the 20th minute off an assist by Kelly Penston but Campbell extended the Braves' lead back out to two goals when she completed her hat trick in the 23rd minute.
The Braves were incredibly efficient in the first half as all three of their shots were converted into goals.
North Georgia was able to pull within one goal of UNCP again in the 61st minute off a Caroline Wallace header, but that would be as close as the Saints could get. Wallace's header came off an Abby Trevino corner kick.
North Georgia took 21 shots in the contest compared to the Braves' nine and the Saints held a 12-3 advantage in corner kicks. Brittney Bennett recorded 11 saves in the game for UNCP while Mallory Sayre had three.
North Georgia will return home for another PBC match on Wednesday, Oct. 17 when nationally-ranked Columbus State University travels to Dahlonega for the 6:00 p.m. contest. The game will be a stand-alone game as the men will be off for the night.