Asheville, N.C. – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose (2-9-0, 0-4-0 Big South) women’s soccer team fell 4-3 to the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (5-6-1, 1-2-0 Big South) on Wednesday evening at Greenwood Soccer Field in Asheville, N.C. PC came back from a 3-1 deficit in the final 12 minutes to tie the match at 3-3, the Bulldogs scored the winning goal at the 88:48 mark.
How it happened:
The Blue Hose weathered the Bulldog storm early in the match at UNC Asheville as the Bulldogs took three corners in the opening two minutes. Presbyterians defense kept the Bulldogs out of the net for most of the first half.
UNC Asheville tied the match at the 39:36 mark and would take their first lead just two minutes later at the 42:09 mark. The Bulldogs would take the 2-1 lead into the half.
At the 59:55 mark Asheville went up 3-1 but that is when the Blue Hose started to mount their come back. PC played great defense and kept the Bulldogs off the board for the next 20 minutes before Whitesides scored her second goal of the season at the 79:37 mark, this time assisted by Bane.
Three minutes later Samantha Britt scored her second goal of the season and tied the match at 3-3 with just over seven minutes remaining. UNC Asheville would score the final game winning goal with just over one minute left in the match, bringing the score to 4-3.
- The seven combined goals are tied for the highest scoring match the Blue Hose have played in this season. The other being the match at Alabama State.
- Freshman K. Bane has scored her team high three goals for the season on just five total shots, good for a .600 shot percentage.
- Whitesides is tied with Bane for the team high in points (7) this season and now for her career has eight goals and eight assists for 24 career points.
- With 24 points Whitesides is tied for the fourth most career points in the Division I era.
The Blue Hose travel to Rock on Saturday to face the Winthrop Eagles on Saturday at 1 p.m.