SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Playing in the first road match of the 2013 season, the UNC Asheville women’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 setback to Wofford on Sunday afternoon at Snyder Field.
The Terriers’ Chloe Bracket scored the game-winner in the 54th minute, launching a shot into the top of the goal from just outside the keeper’s box to lift Wofford to its first victory of the season. Wofford is now 1-2-1 on the year while Asheville falls to 2-1-0.
“We played one of the gutsiest games I have ever been a part of as a coach,” said Asheville head coach Michelle Demko. “I’m disappointed for the players because they did enough today to pick up a win. I remain encouraged with our bigger picture and future process moving forward.”
The Bulldogs recorded 16 shots overall and five shots on goal, none bigger than when Amanda Dailor hit the crossbar in the first half.
The Terriers’ Kimberly Cohn recorded five saves from her goalkeeper position, posting her second shutout of the season.
Junior keeper Heather Muller tallied 10 saves, facing 18 shots from the Wofford offense.
Asheville’s Kaitlyn Eckert and Kennedy Garrett peppered Cohn throughout the contest, with the two combining for nine shots. Garrett had an opportunity to tie the game in the 87th minute, but missed just wide of the goal.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Boone, N.C., to take on Appalachian State in a match set to begin at 7 p.m. The Mountaineers won the meeting between the two schools last season, 4-2, at Greenwood Field.