October 17, 2008

Lady Saints Drop 1-0 Overtime Thriller to UNCP

Box Score

Pembroke, NC – North Georgia College & State University fought the Lady Braves into overtime, but 13th-ranked UNC Pembroke rallied for a 1-0 victory Friday afternoon at Varsity Grounds.

The Lady Braves (12-1-1, 4-1-1 PBC) continue to ride the best start in school history with 12 wins in September and October while the Lady Saints fell to 6-4-2 overall and 3-2-0 in the Peach Belt.

The Lady Braves logged three shots in the first 10 minutes of the game. A trio of UNCP players all took shots from inside the box and just missed capitalizing on scoring opportunities. The Lady Saints also missed an opportunity in the eighth minute when Kelly Martin took a shot off a corner kick that connected with the crossbar.

After the torrid pace of the first 15 minutes over, the game settled into a contest that was disputed mostly in the midfield. After the first half ended, neither team had scored while UNCP and NGCSU tallied four and three shots, respectively. The second half ended with both teams remaining scoreless and the game was sent into overtime.

In the 93rd minute, several UNCP players fought the Lady Saint defenders to get the ball into the net. However, it was freshman Emily DesJarlais who finally managed to boot the ball into the goal on the rebound after shots by Dagnachew and freshman Britney Joiner.

The Lady Saints return to action on Monday afternoon, hosting Wingate University at 4:00 p.m.