Sept. 28, 2012
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer (5-5-1, 1-1-1 Southern Conference) fell to visiting Davidson (4-5-2, 2-1 SoCon) 2-0 Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
Davidson took a tight game and burst it wide open with a pair of goals in the first half. At 26:52 Rachael Newmister took a shot from five yards out and sent it past Catamount goalie Jennifer Lauer. Six minutes later, at 32:33, the Wildcats added its insurance goal when Julie Singley took a pass from Becca Fisher and scored from the left side of the post.
The Catamount defense buckled down in the second half pressing Davidson and trying to give the offense a chance to score. The Wildcats had seven shots in the first half and were limited to just three in the final 45 minutes.
Redshirt senior Samantha Hodge had Western Carolina's best scoring chances in the second half when she had to great looks at the goal back-to-back. Hodge, at the 79:57 minute, took the corner kick from fellow senior Laura Greband drew off the Wildcat goalie but the ball was wide. She came back and took the rebound high and attempted a header that was also wide.
Sophomore goalie Lauer suffered her first loss as the starting goalie dropping her season record to 1-1. She had two saves in the match on 10 shots by Davidson.
Western Carolina will try and rebound on Sunday when it hosts Georgia Southern. Match time is set for 2 p.m. at the Catamount Athletic Complex.