MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the second straight game, sophomore Shenny Lenhart scored an overtime goal to give UNC Asheville a victory.
The Bulldogs edged Alabama State in overtime, 3-2 as Lenhart tallied a 91:46 to give Asheville (4-3-0) its second straight victory.
It was the Blue & White’s first road win of the year and allowed the Bulldogs to escape with a victory. Asheville built a 2-0 halftime lead only to see the Hornets (3-4-0) rally in the second half.
But Lenhart, who scored the game-winner for the Bulldogs on Wednesday vs. Mars Hill in overtime, scored unassisted to allow Asheville to pick up the road win.
Asheville dominated the first half and scored twice. The Bulldogs scored first when Kennedy Garrett scored her second goal of the year at 17:17 unassisted for a 1-0 lead.
The visitors stayed in front 1-0 before striking right before halftime. Maddi Meglic scored her first career goal with six seconds left in the opening half when she scored off a corner kick for a 2-0 Bulldog lead.
Alabama State tallied twice in a three-minute span late in the game to tie the game. In the 77th minute, Ariel Lewis scored to cut the lead to 2-1.
Three minutes later, Kaedi Walther scored off a pass from Lewis to knot the match at 2-2.
The Bulldogs out-shot the Hornets 18-15. Asheville goalkeeper Heather Muller made eight saves for the visitors.
UNC Asheville is on the road this Tuesday night when the Bulldogs play their final non-conference match of the regular season when they journey to Southern Carolina State at 7 p.m.