CARROLLTON — Asa Thorsen made her first goal of the season in the second overtime period, ending the game with the No. 13 University of North Georgia women's soccer team defeating West Georgia, 3-2, Wednesday evening at UWG's University Field.
The Lady Nighthawks are now 1-1-1 in 2017.
Olivia Dumphy got the scoring started in the 20th minute after she took a pass from Thorsen and Rosie Embley to put UNG on top, 1-0. It took 30 more minutes for North Georgia to double its lead as Taylor Malasek put home a shot assisted by Renee VanHorn in the 50th minute of play.
West Georgia was able to tie the game after scoring in the 71st and 87th minutes. Both teams had opportunities to score in the first overtime period, but eventually Thorsen broke through late in the second overtime period, giving the Nighthawks their first win of the season.
- The double overtime win was the first such win since September 17, 2011, when North Georgia defeated UNC Pembroke, 1-0, with a goal in the 101st minute. The Thorsen goal in the 108th minute is the latest goal scored by North Georgia in the NCAA era.
North Georgia will play a home match for the first time this season, taking on Florida Tech on Sunday, September 10. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Behind a stellar defensive effort, the North Georgia men's soccer team shut out Queens University of Charlotte, 1-0, Wednesday night at Dickson Field.
North Georgia and Queens combined for 12 shots in the first half, but only two of those were put on frame as both teams went into the break scoreless.
Alex Grant scored the game's lone goal off a through ball from Rahmy Baky, slipping a shot past the keeper in the 76th minute to take the one-goal lead.
Queens took 17 shots in the contest, but the Nighthawk defense only allowed four shots on goal, all of which were saved by Matt Sharman.
- The Nighthawks improved to 2-1 with the win. They are off to their best start since 2010, a year that North Georgia started 4-0-3.
- The UNG defense played especially well against corner kicks, turning away 10 Royal corners in the match.
- North Georgia earned its first win in Charlotte in the three chances during the program's history. The Nighthawks are now 3-4 all-time against the Royals.
The Nighthawks travel up to Anderson, South Carolina, to take on the Trojans Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. start time.
- The Nighthawks remain unbeaten against the Wolves all-time and have outright won four straight matches against West Georgia. UNG has also never lost in Carrollton.
- UNG outshot the Wolves 21-13 in the contest. It is the first time this season that the Nighthawks have had more than 20 shots in a game.