October 9, 2013

Pair Of Late Second Half Goals Pushes #23 Women's Soccer Team Past Montevallo

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – (UNGAthletics.com) – The #23-ranked University of North Georgia women's soccer team used a pair of late second half goals to pull away from host Montevallo on Wednesday to earn a 3-0 Peach Belt Conference road at UM's Varsity Field. 

Sydney Reeder opened the scoring with the eventual game-winner when the junior midfielder slipped the ball past UM goalie Taylor Kerr.  The goal would stand as the lone score in the game's first half.

After intermission, the Falcon defense would continue to hold off UNG's offensive attack despite weathering 20 shots including 13 on frame.  The Nighthawks would finally break through with an insurance goal in the game's 72nd minute when Kayla Croom used a helper from Cicely Taliaferro to extend the North Georgia lead to 2-0.  The goal would mark the junior forward's first of the season. 

UNG's Kelly Penston capped the scoring with under a minute left in the game when she slammed home another cross from Taliaferro.  The senior forward now has a conference-best 11 goals on the season.  Taliaferro's pair of helpers doubled her previous season total and upped her assist total to a team-best four along with Megan Morrow

Kerr ended the night with 10 saves against the 13 shots UNG forced on frame.  Mallory Sayre moved to 7-2 on the season in goal after registering her third shutout of the season.

Montevallo (0-7-2, 0-5-0 PBC) suffered its fifth consecutive loss while the Nighthawks earned their eighth win of the season and first since having their seven-match winning streak snapped on Saturday by #16 Armstrong Atlantic. 

North Georgia (8-2-0, 3-1-0) returns to action on Saturday, October 12 when the team plays host to Georgia Southwestern with a 1:00 kick off at the UNG Soccer Complex.