Score: Western Carolina 2, UNCA 0
Records: Western Carolina 6-2, UNCA 2-6
Location: Greenwood Field, Asheville, N.C.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s soccer pushed its winning streak to three-straight with the 2-0 victory at UNC Asheville Wednesday at Greenwood Field.
Western Carolina scored two quick goals in the first eight-plus minutes of the match and controlled the match from then on.
- Freshman goalkeeper Melody Mezzina followed up her SoCon Defensive Player of the Week honor with her third-straight start and second consecutive shutout on the season. She improves her seasonal record to 4-1.
- Emily Zipay scored the first goal of the game for Western Carolina and her first goal of the season.
- Senior Julia Winter earned an assist on Zipay’s goal, her second assist of the season.
- Jordan Dawsey had the second goal of the match for WCU and it was also her first of the season.
Inside the Box Score
- Just 1:25 into the match Western Carolina struck with a goal to take the early lead. The Catamounts were awarded a corner kick that was headed to the right side of the net.
- Winter headed the ball near the crossbar to the waiting fellow senior Zipay who headed the ball into the goal from inside the box.
- With just over eight minutes into the first half, Western Carolina found the back of the net again. An UNCA defender tipped the ball up, from a cross by a Western Carolina player, to the awaiting Dawsey who took a shot about eight yards out and sent into the far-right side of the net.
- The Catamounts had 10 shots in the match while UNCA had six.
- Mezzina picked up four saves in the contest.
News & Notes
- Western Carolina’s 6-2 start to the 2019 season continues to be the best start for the program since 2005 when that team opened the season 7-1.
- WCU has won five of its last six matches.
- The Catamounts are now 10-3-3 against UNCA all-time,
- With the goals by Zipay and Dawsey, 10 different Catamounts have scored at least one goal this season.
- Mezzina has allowed one goal in the last 360 minutes.
- The Catamounts are now 2-1 on the road earning their first shutout on the road against UNCA.
Western Carolina heads south to sunny Florida to take on North Florida at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.
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