Score: Western Carolina 2, High Point 1
Records: Western Carolina 4-2, High Point 1-5
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex, Cullowhee, N.C.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Junior Regan Ward scored a pair of goals in Western Carolina women’s soccer’s 2-1 win over High Point Thursday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
Western Carolina scored a goal in each half and fended off High Point after the Panthers hit a penalty kick late in the second half.
- Ward just missed a hat trick scoring a pair of goals in the match.
- Redshirt freshman Shannon Greenwood had a career-high two assists in the game.
- Freshman goalkeeper Melody Mezzina had six saves in the contest.
Inside the Box Score
- In the 24th minute of the first half, junior Ward took a pass from Greenwood sending a shot from 20-yards out on the right side and sent it above the Panther’s goalkeeper and into the right top part of the net.
- At the 58th minute, Ward struck again in a déjà vu moment when she scored the Catamounts’ second goal of the game again thanks to an assist by Greenwood.
- High Point avoided the shutout when the Panthers were awarded a penalty kick at 79:34. Ashlyn Kearney sailed it past Catamount goalie Mezzina for the Panther goal.
- The Panthers came within a hair’s breathe of tying the match as the shot just grazed the top of the goal at the 87th minute of the match.
- Mezzina earned her third start in goal for the Catamounts improving to 2-1 on the season.
- Western Carolina had 19 shots in the game while High Point had 10.
News & Notes
- Ward’s pair of goals in the match is a career-high for the midfielder.
- Western Carolina is 3-1 over the last four matches.
- The Catamounts remain undefeated against High Point improving their overall record against the Panthers to 3-0-2 and 3-0 in Cullowhee.
- WCU is now 3-1 at home this season.
- The Catamounts 4-2 record to start the 2019 season is the best start for Western Carolina since the 2013 team also opened the season with a 4-2 record.
- With the two goals against High Point, Ward now leads the team with three goals on the season.
- Greenwood now leads the team with three assists on the year.
Western Carolina hosts Radford at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Catamount Athletic Complex in the two team’s first meeting.
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