October 16, 2013

Late Rally Falls Short As Women's Soccer Team Shut Out 1-0 At Clayton State

MORROW, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – Host Clayton State University netted an early first half goal and the Laker defense would make it stand up by holding off a late rally from #18 University of North Georgia as they defeated the Nighthawks 1-0 on Wednesday evening in Peach Belt Conference action.  

CSU's Lois Edvardsson found the back of the UNG net for the game-winner following an assist from Alicia Robinson in the game's 13th minute to lift the Lakers to victory. 

The Lakers (8-3-3, 5-0-2 PBC) were able to preserve the shut out and extend their unbeaten streak to nine matches despite a furious push by North Georgia in the final five minutes of regulation that included a corner kick and three shots on goal.   CSU goalie Charlotte McCormack was able to hold off the rally and would gather a pair of Cicely Taliaferro shots in the final two minutes of play. 

In a defensive battle, both teams combined for eight shots on goal with four apiece on frame.  McCormack was able to collect all four of the Nighthawk shots on goal while North Georgia's Mallory Sayre registered three saves. 

The shut out marks the first time North Georgia has been unable to find the back of the net since a season-opening loss to Florida Tech. 

North Georgia (9-3-0, 4-2-0 PBC) returns to the pitch on Saturday, October 19 when the Nighthawks host UNC-Pembroke in a conference tilt slated to start at 5:00 at the UNG Soccer Complex.