Score: Western Carolina 1, Campbell 0; OT
Records: Western Carolina 3-1-1, Campbell 1-3
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Sophomore midfielder Regan Ward scored the golden goal in Western Carolina women’s soccer’s 1-0 overtime win against Campbell Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
Over 50 women’s soccer alumni were on hand at the game and were honored at halftime, as part of the 20th season of women’s soccer celebration. The 21-member 20th season team was also honored at halftime.
- The goal by Ward was the first of her career.
- Emily Zipay had the assist on Ward’s goal notching her first assist of the season.
- Jacquelyn Gnassi took the win in goal and improved to 2-0-1 on the season.
- Catamount junior Mackenzie Wright had four shots in the game.
Inside the Box Score
- At the 98th minute, Ward finally scratched the scoreboard for the Catamounts when she took a pass from Zipay, near the left side of the goal, and sneaked it past the goal into the back-left side.
- Western Carolina had 19 shots in the game and had four blocked shots in the contest.
The Catamounts had numerous scoring chances including a laser attempt by freshman Reily Nelson that kissed the top of the crossbar and sailed over.
- Defensively, Western Carolina weathered the nine shots by the Camels including three blocked shots by the defense.
News & Notes
- The Catamounts 3-1-1 start to the season is the best for WCU since opening the 2013 season 3-2.
- The game against Campbell was the second time in three games the Catamounts have played an overtime game.
- The shutout of the Camels is the second-straight for Western Carolina and third of the season.
- In the last 388.16 minutes of play, the WCU defense along with goalies Gnassi and Natalia Icen have combined to allow just one goal.
- Four different Catamount players have scored over the last four games for WCU.
Western Carolina concludes its five-game homestand hosting Navy at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Catamount Athletic Complex. The game will be broadcast on the SoCon Digital Network.
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