By Ethan Marsh, Reporter
WILMINGTON, NC - After Friday’s fiasco of a 2OT loss against George Mason on Friday, the Women’s Soccer team at UNCW regrouped and found positive footing by taking a win in the bag over the Thundering Herd from North Dakota State Sunday afternoon.
The win continued the success of the UNCW athletics this fall as the Women’s Soccer team has a perfect 4-0 away record and now has a manageable record at home. The only missteps have come against NC State and George Mason.
This was the second game of a three-home stand and was a good testament added to the win column. The first score by the Seahawks came at 21:32 in the first half by junior Serenity Water off of a penalty kick in the box. North Dakota State had a penalty kick of their own shortly thereafter, but it wasn’t in the box and did not lead to a score. North Dakota State was playing strong against UNCW behind a couple of aggressive drives down the field, but never results in any points for the Bison.
UNCW owned NDSU in shot attempts at a mark of seven to one in the first half. This essentially means that the Seahawks were much more efficient offensively and more aggressively oppressive defensively to the Bison than they were to UNCW. North Dakota State had some fight in them, but also didn’t play well enough to have make it a win over UNCW. UNCW had much more of a profound performance.
It did take a different route for NDSU, but it ended up with the same song and dance of a result. The Bison did take a total of four shot attempts in the second half to make a total of five, where the last one came too late for it to have had an effect on the final result. The Bison’s closest attempt of making a shot go through into the net was at 29 minutes left in the second half.
UNCW made three shots in the second half to make their total of shots at 10 compared to the Bison’s five. One of these three shots resulted in a score. This occurred with 25:32 left in the second half by senior Callie McClain. This was a prime example of the Seahawks profound, efficient, and effective offensive performance. The result was a W for the Seahawks.
This win improved UNCW’s Women’s soccer team’s overall record to 6-2-1 and home record to 2-2-1. The Seahawks will next play their third and last game of their three-game home stand against the ECU Pirates from Greenville, North Carolina on Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm. Then the team will start their embark on the CAA conference schedule against the College of Charleston on Sunday, September 25th at 1pm in Charleston, South Carolina.