UNCG Women’s Soccer Dominates in 3-0 Victory Over Coastal Carolina

UNCG Women’s Soccer Dominates in 3-0 Victory Over Coastal Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s soccer team dominated Coastal Carolina in a 3-0 win at the UNCG Soccer Stadium on Thursday evening. This will be the Spartan’s fourth shutout this year, the third straight clean sheet for the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

A confident UNCG team showed up looking to add another win to its season. The two teams settled into the match playing mostly in Coastal Carolina’s defensive zone. At the sixth-minute mark, Bailey Gourdine settled a loose ball outside the 18-yard box. Gourdine found an open Caroline Woods who slotted the ball to the back left corner of the net for a 1-0 advantage at 6:31.

The Spartans continued to be persistent in shooting at the Chanticleers goal before Dalani Stephens was successful in finding the back of the net with a strike right outside the 18-yard box. Stephens settles the ball at her feet to knock it straight into the back of the net at 14:44, for a 2-0 lead.

The Spartans continued to hold possession in Coastal’s defensive zone to start the second half. Just under 10 minutes into the frame, Rachel Poplin cut off a pass from a Chanticleer. Ryen Ortiz collected the ball and set up Taylor Mentzer from about 28 yards out, where she lasered one into the far-left corner of the net to put the Spartans up 3-0 in the 55th minute.

BY THE NUMBERS:

UNCG outshot Coastal Carolina 20-2.
The Spartans had eight corners to the Chanticleers one.
Woods had her third goal of the season, with Gourdine adding her second assist.
Stephens tallied her first goal of the season and Mentzer had her first collegiate goal.
Ortiz earned her first assist of the season and second of her collegiate career.

RECORDS:
UNCG: 3-4-1

COASTAL CAROLINA: 2-4-0

UP NEXT:

UNCG continues its four-game homestand by hosting No. 14 Duke on Sunday, September 10th with a kick-off of 6 p.m. at the UNC

Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro