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Tuesday September 1st, 2015 6:08AM

Penston tallies second game-winner as Nighthawks down Lees-McRae

By staff reports
BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Behind another late second half goal, the University of North Georgia women's soccer team earned its third consecutive victory as the Nighthawks downed host Lees-McRae College 1-0 in non-conference action.

North Georgia's Kelly Penston scored an unassisted goal at the 62:15 mark when she was in the right place to collect a rebound that LMC goalie Alicia Pierson could not collect. The senior forward found the back of the net for the third time with the deposit also being her second game-winning goal.

After scoreless first half that saw the Nighthawks outshoot the Bobcats 11-6, UNG continued to apply the offensive pressure holding an 11-5 advantage in shots after half. North Georgia's offensive attack featured balance as 11 different players tallied shots in the contest.

UNG also held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Mallory Sayre pitched her second shutout of the season in goal recording saves on all four of Lees-McRae's on-target shots.

North Georgia, which has won three consecutive matches since dropping the season opener, will return to action on September 17 with a non-conference road trip to Carrollton, Ga. to take on the University of West Georgia. Match time is set for 6:00 PM.
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