October 19, 2013

Bowlt Equalizer Forces 1-1 Draw With Visiting Braves

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – The University of North Georgia used a second half equalizer from Daniel Bowlt force an eventual draw with visiting University of North Carolina Pembroke on Saturday night in Peach Belt Conference action at the UNG Soccer Complex.

The visiting Braves opened up the scoring at the 32:33 mark when Sam Miles registered his fifth score of the season when he collected a cross from Kevin Vigebo and beat UNG keeper Kristopher Alonzo in the lop left corner from short range.

The 1-0 lead would hold up until the 62nd minute when North Georgia's Daniel Bowlt would strike again with a bending free kick from 30 yards out that turned around the Braves' wall and into the top right corner of the goal.  The tally was the sophomore's team-best fifth of the season and fifth consecutive match with a score.

The two sides would dig in defensively and resort to a draw after a pair of additional overtime periods. 

Alonzo finished the night with nine saves while UNCP net-minder Ryan Hanson collected two of the Nighthawks' three shots on frame.   The Braves held a 23-12 advantage in shots including 10-3 on target.  UNCP also took 10 of the game's 12 corner kicks. 

The draw moves North Georgia to 3-11-1 overall and 1-4-1 in PBC play while UNCP moves to 6-5-1 and 3-3-1 in league action.

The Nighthawks return to action after a week's rest when they host Flagler College in PBC action at 3:30 at the UNG Soccer Complex.