The Basics

Score: UNCG 3, Western Carolina 1

Records: Western Carolina 10-7, 4-4 SoCon; UNCG 9-7-1, 6-2 SoCon

Location: UNCG Soccer Stadium, Greensboro, N.C.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s soccer fell 3-1 to UNCG Friday at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. 

Turning Point:

With the match tied 1-1, UNCG scored the game-winning goal in the 55th minute of the second half. 


Individual Leaders

  • Senior Kate Swartwout scored Western Carolina’s lone goal in the match. Fellow senior Mackenzie Wright had the assist. 
  • UNCG’s Nicole Souply scored two goals in the match. 


Inside the Box Score

  • UNCG got on the board first scoring in the 22nd minute. 
  • Western Carolina tied the match at the 31st minute courtesy of a goal by Swartout off an assist by Wright.
  • The Spartans scored two unanswered goals in the second half to seal the win scoring at the 55th minute and just before the match ended at the 89th minute. 
  • Western Carolina had its chances in the match taking 17 shots in the contest. The Catamounts had back-to-back scoring chances in the 68th minute but one shot was blocked and the other wide. 
  • Junior goalkeeper Natalia Icen started her second straight match playing 60 minutes before she was lifted for rookie Melody Mezzina. Icen had five saves, allowed two goals and drops her first match of the season falling to 3-1. Mezzina played 29:47 minutes allowing one goal and notching one save. 
  • Lindy Morgan and Wright each had three shots in the contest for WCU. 


News & Notes

  • Western Carolina drops to 4-4 in conference play. The Catamounts are assured to finish no lower than sixth with one match left in the regular season. WCU is just behind Chattanooga who sits with a 4-3-1 record. Should Chattanooga lose to Samford on Sunday and the Catamounts win against VMI the Catamounts can vault above the Mocs for fifth place. The Catamounts lost to UNCG assures the Catamounts will play on the road in the quarterfinals Nov. 2. 
  • Swartwout scored her season-high third goal this season. She now has four goals in her Catamount career. 
  • Wright earned her season-high second assist against UNCG.
  • Western Carolina’s loss to UNCG halts a two-match winning streak. 
  • The three goals scored by UNCG is the most goals the Catamounts have given up since allowing Samford to score three goals on Oct. 6.
  • Western Carolina’s goal against UNCG is the most goals WCU has scored against the Spartans in two years. WCU and UNCG tied 2-2 in double overtime in 2017. 
  • The Catamounts are 3-2 over the last five matches. 


Up Next

Western Carolina concludes the regular season at 2 p.m. Sunday traveling to VMI. 


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