Women's Soccer Falls at North Georgia, 4-1

Women's Soccer Falls at North Georgia, 4-1

DAHLONEGA, Ga. --- The Lees-McRae women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to North Georgia in its season opener Sunday afternoon in Dahlonega, Ga.

The Nighthawks (2-0) saw five players took at least two shots while the Bobcats' (0-1) goalie Kaitlyn Briggs (Oviedo, Fla.) registered eight saves.

UNG's Cicely Taliferro notched the matches' first goal at the 13:51 mark following a throw in from Megan Marrow.

LMC junior transfer Mikaela Renfro (Orlando, Fla.) provided the equalizer 17:22 into the first half when she chipped a shot over Nighthawks goalie Mallory Sayre from 12 yards outside the box.

UNG's Jessi Vaverka connected on a header off the foot of Jordan Draughon before Taliferro and Marrow hooked up again before the conclusion of the first half to give the Nighthawks a 3-1 advantage.

UNG capped off the scoring with a goal at the 87:20 mark following a Jessica Dacey goal.

Freshman Kelsey Twigg (Barrie, Ontario, Canada) led LMC with two shots while Erin Barcal (Wilmington, N.C.) and Renfro collected one apiece.

The Bobcats return to action Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Augustine, Fla. to battle Flagler.

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