UNCG Men’s Soccer Hosts Davidson for Tuesday Night Showdown
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s soccer team returns home for its third-straight in-state match-up welcoming Davidson to the UNCG Soccer Stadium Tuesday night. The game will start at 7:15 p.m.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams since September 12, 2019. The Wildcats won that match 3-0 in Greensboro. UNCG won the contest the year before on September 7, 2018 with a score of 2-1 in Davidson, N.C.
Tuesday, September 12
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Where: Greensboro, N.C. | UNCG Soccer Stadium
Tickets: Free admission for all regular season home games)
Promotion: The first 100 UNCG students will receive a FREE t-shirt!
SPARTAN QUICK HITTERS
UNCG opened the season at home and played to a 1-1 draw to the California Golden Bears, in a game that was played over two days and five hours and 25 minutes due to inclement weather.
The Spartans faced back-to-back ranked opponents including, then-ranked No. 14 Maryland and No. 13 Louisville, falling 2-0 to both teams.
In a 1-1 draw against Campbell, Homssa scored his first-collegiate goal, while Colton Sessoms tallied his first assist of the season and third helper of his career.
Homssa leads the team with four points (1 G, 2 A), while Colton Sessoms is second with three points (1 G, 1 A).
Ethan Conley registered his second-career goal as the equalizer, while Sessoms scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Charlotte that was complete in the 81st minute due to inclement weather.
UNCG was voted to finish first in the SoCon Preseason Coaches Poll, while Emmanuel Hagan, Ethan Conley, and Basile Marc earned Preseason All-Conference honors. All three were named to SoCon All-Conference teams.
Hagan, Conley, and Marc were named captains this season.
The Spartans feature 15 returners, 10 freshmen, and three transfers.
Last season the Wildcats finished 6-8-3 overall and 3-4-1 in the Atlantic-10.
Davidson is 2-0-1 overall this season.
Davidson was picked to finish ninth in the 2023 A-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll, while sophomore Denis Krioutchenkov was selected to the Preseason All-Conference team.
Krioutchenkov returns as an All-American second team honoree by both TopDrawerSoccer and College Soccer News.
The Wildcats have two shutouts this season, including a 2-0 win over Presbyterian and a 3-0 clean sheet against Averett.
Davidson has outshot its opponents 48-26 and has 28 corner kicks to its opponents’ four.
Vincent Bennage has scored three goals this season to lead the team, while Alonzo Clarke has registered two.
Lou Liedtka has given up just one goal in net while tallying 11 saves.
The Spartans continue their non-conference slate battling Triad foe High Point on Saturday, September 16 with a start time of 7:00 p.m. at Vert Stadium.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications