Oct. 21, 2011
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer (8-8-1, 3-6, Southern Conference) was dropped by UNCG (8-7-1, 7-1-1 SoCon) 2-0 Friday at the Western Carolina Athletic Complex.
It was a game of inches for both squads just missing the goal on numerous occasions. Early in the first period, Western Carolina showed its aggressive side, attacking at every turn. And just like the previous two games, the Catamounts were nipping at a goal, but could never punch one in.
Late in the first period, Catamount junior Laura Greb took a beauty of a shot on the left side. Greb played the ball on the left side of the box, sailing the ball just above the Spartan goalie's head. The ball nicked the top middle part of the cross bar, just missing going in.
Both teams entered the second period with the score knotted at zero. The Catamounts continued the pressure, with a quality shot by sophomore Christine Kaznowski, who had a great look at the goal, just five yards out, but the shot was wide.
UNCG took this game of inches and found a crack of an opening at the 59:33 mark, when the Spartan's Lauren Hein took a pass from Kristen Player, inside the box and scored.
Just four minutes later, UNCG put the game out of reach with its second goal of the game. Player was again in the mix, as she took a free kick, after a Western Carolina foul, and sent it to an open Katyee O'Brien for the goal.
Western Carolina took five shots after the pair of UNCG goals, but couldn't find an opening for a score. The Catamounts outshot UNCG 13-8 in the match.
Western Carolina will play its final regular season road match of the season on Sunday traveling to Elon. Match time is set for 3 p.m.