UNCG No. 14 Duke Edges Women’s Soccer, 1-0, Over Two-Day Contest
GREENSBORO, N.C. – In a game that took two days and four different color jerseys due to inclement weather, No. 14 Duke edged the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s soccer team in a 1-0 loss, at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a late start due to a weather delay on Sunday, Duke held possession in UNCG’s defensive third for most of the first half. UNCG’s best chance came at 34:08 when Ava Kiss got a touch on it from about 20 yards out, with it going wide.
The game was then called with 39:04 on the clock due to the continuation of storms in the area, set to resume on Monday. The Blue Devils picked up right where they left off controlling the ball in the Spartans’ defensive third.
The Spartans were able to hold the Blue Devils off until Dukes’ Kati Druzina launched the ball into the 18-yard box from about 36 yards out to find teammate Kat Rader. Rader then headed the ball to Maggie Graham who timed her strike after a bounce inside the six-yard box, putting the Blue Devils up 1-0 at 77:09. UNCG had its second corner kick of the game in the 86th minute, but Duke defended its zone. Before the end of the frame, Rader had one final chance on the net at 88:32, but Emma Malone made her fourth save of the match.
BY THE NUMBERS
Malone had four saves.
UNCG had two corner kicks to Duke’s eight.
The Blue Devils outshot the Spartans, 17-1.
UNCG hosts East Carolina on Sunday, September 17th for its last non-conference match, at 6 p.m. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator