UNCG Women’s Soccer Tops Elon on the Road

UNCG Women’s Soccer Tops Elon on the Road

ELON, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s soccer team shuts out Elon on the Phoenix home turf Rudd Field, 2-0 for the Spartans’ second shutout of the year.

From Head Coach Michael Coll

“It was a game where we played two different halves. The first half was absolutely superb in every facet of the game. In the second half, we had a bit of weather to storm with some of the free kicks and long balls, but we handled quite well. It wasn’t easy, but we were on point. We scored with five minutes left in the first half, it was a great time to get a goal, and then five minutes into the second half an even better time to get a goal. Overall, the ladies’ performance tonight, their belief, and their work level, was top level.”

HOW IT HAPPENED

UNCG quickly took control, playing most of the half in Elon’s defensive zone. With a free kick for the Spartans after a foul on the Phoenix, Haydan Erck set up above the half line. Erck’s free-kick found the head of Ava Kiss, going right into the bottom left of the net for the first goal of the game, 1-0.

Two minutes into the second half, Caroline Woods dribbled into the Spartans’ defensive third and took on two defenders right up until the top of the 18-yard box. She initially tried to slip the ball to her teammate but was denied, giving the senior an open chance on the net extending UNCG’s lead to two.

Elon’s best opportunity came in the last minute of the game when Grace Gelhaus kicked one straight into the arms of fifth-year goalkeeper Abby Buchholz.

BY THE NUMBERS

UNCG outshot Elon 11 to six.
Kiss had her second goal of the season.
Elon had zero shots in the first half, to UNCG’s eight.
Erck tallied her second assist in her collegiate career.
Woods had her first goal of the season.

RECORDS

UNCG: 2-3-1

Elon: 1-2-2

UP NEXT

The Spartans are back home at the UNCG Soccer Stadium on Thursday, September 7th at 6 p.m. to face Coastal Carolina. Followed by hosting Duke on Sunday, September 10th with a start time of 6 p.m. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro