September 14, 2013

Penston Tallies Second Game-Winner Of Season As Nighthawks Down Lees-McRae 1-0

BANNER ELK, North Carolina – (UNGAthletics.com) – Behind another late second half goal, the University of North Georgia women's soccer team earned its third consecutive victory as the Nighthawks downed host Lees-McRae College 1-0 in non-conference action.

North Georgia's Kelly Penston scored an unassisted goal at the 62:15 mark when she was in the right place to collect a rebound that LMC goalie Alicia Pierson could not collect.  The senior forward found the back of the net for the third time with the deposit also being her second game-winning goal.

After scoreless first half that saw the Nighthawks outshoot the Bobcats 11-6, UNG continued to apply the offensive pressure holding an 11-5 advantage in shots after half.   North Georgia's offensive attack featured balance as 11 different players tallied shots in the contest. 

UNG also held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks. 

Mallory Sayre pitched her second shutout of the season in goal recording saves on all four of Lees-McRae's on-target shots.

North Georgia, which has won three consecutive matches since dropping the season opener, will return to action on September 17 with a non-conference road trip to Carrollton, Ga. to take on the University of West Georgia.  Match time is set for 6:00 PM.