October 19, 2013

#18 Nighthawks And Braves Battle To Scoreless Draw

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – Visiting North Carolina Pembroke battled the UNG women's soccer team to a scoreless draw in Peach Belt Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the UNG Soccer Complex despite being outshot 21-4.

Despite holding a decisive advantage in shots, the 18th ranked Nighthawks struggled to put shots on frame forcing UNCP keeper Clarie Tracy to make only four saves including two in the first overtime period.

The contest was in the 41st minute before North Georgia's Caroline Wallace was able to put a shot on frame as Tracy was able to cleanly collect the Nighthawks' first legitimate chance at breaking into the scoring column.

It was exactly another 41 minutes before Wallace challenged Tracy again in the 82nd minute.  Tracy's counterpart Mallory Sayre also recorded a single save in each half.

UNG's best attempt to secure the golden goal came in the fourth minute of the first extra period when the Nighthawks were able to force a flurry of activity in front of UNCP's goal.  Following a clean look save by Tracy on a shot by UNG's Kelly Penston, UNG again forced the issue as a pair of short range shots by Cicely Taliaferro were blocked and sailed high respectively.

In addition to a decisive advantage in shots, North Georgia also took seven of the game's 10 corner kicks. 

The draw moves UNG to 9-3-1 overall and 4-2-1 in PBC play while UNCP moves to 6-7-1, 3-4-1 PBC.  The Nighthawks return to action on October 23 with a Peach Belt tilt at Columbus State.