Late Bowlt Header Pushes Men's Soccer Team Past Georgia Southwestern 2-1
DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – Daniel Bowlt headed home the game-winner with just under four minutes remaining in regulation to give the University of North Georgia a 2-1 Peach Belt Conference victory over Georgia Southwestern State University. The victory snapped a 10-match slide and was the Nighthawks first since a season opening overtime win at Barry (Fla.) University.
GSW opened the games scoring at the 6:03 mark when Avery Alderman headed in a Cesar Espinosa corner kick beating UNG goalkeeper Kris Alonzo in front of the near post.
The Hurricane lead would hold up for most of the first half before freshman Zach Tibbs would register his first collegiate goal following a through ball from Irving Salgado.
The two teams would take the 1-1 tie into intermission and through the first 40 minutes of the second half before Bowlt would put an end to the Nighthawks' recent woes. Salgado would be credited with his second assist of the day following a bending corner kick to the face of the GSW goal.
Alonzo earned the victory after saving two of the three shots GSW was able to put on frame. His counterpart Joe Cullip took the loss despite collecting seven saves.
"I thought is was very important for our young guys to bring the energy that they did today," stated head coach Patrice Parris. "I am proud of how this team has stuck together through the growing process and it is very refreshing to get our second win of the season."
UNG (2-10-0, 1-3-0 PBC) returns to action on short rest as the Nighthawks host King (Tenn.) University on Monday, October 14 at 6:00 PM at the UNG Soccer Complex.