DAVIDSON, N.C. – UNCG women’s soccer (5-1-1) defeated the Davidson Wildcats (2-5-0) on Friday night at Alumni Stadium. Nicole Souply scored her second-straight game-winning goal for the Spartans’ third win in a row.
"It was good to respond to Davidson's goal and get the victory since it's tough to win on the road," said head coach Michael Coll. "Overall it was a solid and entertaining performance, and we deserved to win.
UNCG improved to 24-5-2 all-time against Davidson and have won the last five matchups against the Wildcats.
Souply notched her game-winner in the 52nd minute. Capitalizing off a Davidson defender’s turnover, she easily chipped it past a sliding goalkeeper above the box.
The Spartans put pressure on Davidson all second half with a 12-3 shots advantage and allowed just one Wildcats’ shot on goal.
"Our second half performance was very good," said Coll. "Souply took her goal with great composure when it was presented to her. We made five or six great chances afterwards to get a third goal. We were very solid defensively in the second half, too. The first half we learned some things which we knew we'd have to avoid staying on the front foot."
Isabelle Blomdahl gave the Spartans a quick 1-0 lead not even four minutes into the game. Off a cross from Gabbi Charles from the right corner, Blomdahl headed in the ball from the middle of the box for her second goal of the year.
Davidson’s lone goal was scored by Emma Nguyen in the 22nd minute.
UNCG finished with a 21-8 shots and 9-3 shots on goal advantage. The Spartans also had the edge in corner kicks 5-1.
Aiyanah Tyler-Cooper (5-1-1) finished with two saves.
UNCG will welcome No. 13 NC State to Greensboro next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the last home nonconference game of the season.
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