GREENSBORO, NC – The Pride women’s soccer team (2-4) dropped a tough one to Salem (5-1) by a final score of 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. Greensboro was outscored 2-1 in the second half despite the game being knotted at 1-1 at half.
Salem got on the board first at the 16:25 mark taking an early 1-0 lead. The Pride responded back when Allison Gibson broke away down the left side of the field and chipped the ball over the keeper inside the box making it 1-1 with 28:06 showing. The score remained the same going into the break.
The Spirits started the second half by striking with two goals regaining a 3-1 margin. Greensboro got one back when Keegan Bickel slotted a ball through the defenders that Melanie Raton put past the keeper making the score 3-2. The Pride fought hard down the stretch but could not beat the keeper falling 3-2.
Lauren Greeson paced the Pride with four shots on the day. Gibson and Raton were close behind with three shots apiece.
Jessica Thatcher took the loss despite making seven saves in goal for Greensboro. Kimmi Templeton made three saves in net for Salem.
“The girls played a hard fought match despite being down two goals in the second half,” Coach Ashley Alderin-Fleagle said. “The girls continued to battle to the very last whistle. I am very proud of the effort and heart they put forth in this game.”
Greensboro returns to action when they kickoff conference play at Covenant. The kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Friday September 19th.