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Fall Sports Mid-Season Recap/Preview - Part 3

Posted by Dash on October 15, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The last part of my fall series is focusing on UNCG women's soccer team. The Spartans have been a quite a tear. However, on Sunday Samford put an end to UNCG's 7 game undefeated streak with a 1-0 victory at UNCG Soccer Stadium. The Bulldogs quickly countered UNCG's best chance at a goal with one of their own and found the back of the net with a little less than 15 minutes remaining. The contest was played in a drizzle.

On Friday night, the spartans crushed the visiting Mocs from UTC 9-0. Chesney White had 3 goals and Katelyn Mountjoy had a goal and 3 assists. For the season, White leads the team with 13 goals and is tied with Georgia Brown for a team best 4 assists.

UNCG will hit the road for games at Western Carolina (10/17) and ETSU (10/19) this coming weekend. They then return home to finish the season with Furman (10/24) and Wofford (10/26).

Current SoCon Standings

1. Mercer (4-0-2)

2. Samford (4-1)

3. ETSU (4-2)

4. UNCG (3-1-1)

5. Western Carolina (3-2-1)

6. Furman (2-1-2)

7. VMI (2-3)

8. Wofford (1-4)

9. Citadel (1-5)

10 Chattanooga (0-5)

Fall Sports Mid-Season Recap/Preview - Part 2

Posted by Dash on October 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Part two of my fall sports series will focus on the UNCG men's soccer team. Wow. What a differnce it has made for UNCG to start conference play and really restart it's season. After struggling their way to a 0-7-1 non-conference record that saw the team beat down with injuries, the Spartans have really rebounded.

On Saturday night, UNCG defeated newcomer ETSU 2-0. It was the Spartans second win in its last three matches. The Spartans also played the #22 ranked Furman Paladins to a 0-0 tie on September 30. With only 6 teams playing in the SoCon this season, UNCG finds itself in a very nice position for the second half of the season. Also, let's not forget that the conference tournament will be played at UNCG Soccer Stadium. The Spartans will travel to VMI on Tuesday afternoon to continue conference play.

Current SoCon Standings

1. Mercer (4-0)

2. Wofford (3-1)

3. UNCG (2-1-1)

4. Furman (1-2-1)

5. ETSU (1-3)

6. VMI (0-4)

Fall Sports Mid-Season Recap/Preview - Part 1

Posted by Dash on October 12, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

With the fall sports all hitting about the mid point of the conference season, I thought I'd recap where everyone is and how things are setting up for the end of the season. Tonight I will start with volleyball.

UNCG's volleyball team dropped it's first home match of the season on Friday night to Samford. When the Bulldogs took the first set, it was the first one that the Spartans had dropped at Fleming Gym. The team fought back to win the 3rd set and was leading in the fourth before finally falling. G did rebound on Saturday night and take down the Citadel in straight sets. For the year, UNCG is 11-8 and 3-3 in the Southern Conference. The Spartans will host Wofford (Oct 18 ) and Western Carolina (Oct 21) before heading back out on the road.

Current SoCon Standings

1. Samford (6-0)

2. Furman (5-0)

3. Chattanooga (4-2)

4. UNCG (3-3)

T5. Wofford (2-3)

T5. ETSU (2-3)

T7. Western Carolina (1-4)

T7. Mercer (1-4)

9. Citadel (0-5)

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Women's Soccer Update

Posted by Dash on July 21, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been a while since I've made anything but a basketball related blog post. So, let's start off this Monday by catching up with the women's soccer program ...

After another successful 2013 season, head coach Steve Nugent left in January to take over as the head coach at Washington State. On March 11, UNLV head Coach Michael Coll left the Rebels to take over the Spartan program. Coll led UNLV to 2 straight 10+ win seasons and an overall record of 22-12-7 overall record during his time there. Before heading to Las Vegas, he was an assistant at Penn State and a head coach at St Francis (PA).

Since taking over in Greensboro, Coll has named Jeff Gross as an assistant coach. The UMBC alum is veteran of the club soccer ranks and bring 19 years of experience to the Spartan program.

The team will enjoy his coaching style and personality. Jeff’s ability to develop players will be important for our young team as we battle for a Southern Conference championship this fall.” - UNCG Head Coach Michael Coll

Also, UNCG has added 5 prep players from the USA, a player from New Zealand, and a Penn State transfer to the roster for the 2014 campaign.

The schedule for the season was released a few weeks ago and includes a trip to top 10 ranked West Virginia and Big South champ Liberty before facing off against the new look SoCon.

I will try to have the 2014 schedule posted soon and will post blog updates throughout the season.