September 19, 2008

Saints Rally Late, but Fall 3-2 to Montevallo

Box Score

Dahlonega, GA – North Georgia College & State University rallied with a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes of play, but fell 3-2 at the hands of the University of Montevallo Friday evening in non-conference action at the soccer complex.

Montevallo (3-4) got on the board in the 20th minute as James Ward took a free kick from 15 feet outside the box and placed the ball just inside the left post to give the Falcons a 1-0 advantage.

The game would remain a one-goal contest at halftime as Montevallo outshot the Saints 4-3 in the first period.

After intermission, Jonathan Maloney took over the game with his sixth and seventh goals of the season as he put a three-goal distance between the Falcons and Saints with scores in the 69th and 75th minute. Nathaniel Foster and James Steer notched assist for Montevallo in the goals.

North Georgia was far from finished however, as the Saints made it a game again with a Clay Davis goal in the 82nd minute to make it 3-1. Calvin Cook would follow with a goal of his own just three minutes later as Stan Soulen sent a cross into the box and Cook sent it past the Falcon’s goalkeeper to pull the Saints to within a goal at 3-2.

Time would be against North Georgia as they fought to the final second, coming up a goal short and falling at home for the second time this season.

Falcon’s Goalkeeper picked up the win in 72 minutes of play, recording three saves and not allowing a goal. Sean Durkan made his debut for North Georgia in goal and recorded five saves in the contest.

North Georgia (4-4) returns to action this Sunday, traveling to Florida Tech for a 3:00 p.m. contest against the Panthers in Melbourne, Florida.