BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men's soccer team laid on a fury of shots in the waning minutes, but fell 2-0 to North Georgia at Tate Field Wednesday afternoon in Banner Elk, N.C.
The Nighthawks (1-2) claimed their first victory of the young season despite being outshot (17-15). The Bobcats (2-1) failed to score a goal for the first time this season.
Freshman Tyler Pavlet (Goodyear, Ariz.) shutout streak ended at 251:15 minutes when Malte Krapp corralled a loose ball from a scramble and was able to beat Pavlet to his left side.
Senior Scott Alford (Hillsborough, N.C.) rocketed off a shot in the 81st minute, but had it blocked by a Nighthawk defender.
UNG took advantage on the following possession and took a 2-0 lead after Matt Shaftoe found the right side of the net from 14 yards out.
Senior James Smith (Eastbourne, England) had a shot hit the crossbar with a minute remaining.
A quartet of Bobcats registered three shots apiece while Pavlet finished with three saves.
UNG's Victor Ohlin earned the clean slate with a three-save effort while Shaftoe and Eric Carrion registered three shots each.
LMC welcomes No. 12 Lander Saturday at 3 p.m. at Tate Field.
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