MONTREAT, N.C. - The Union College women's soccer team scored two first half goals, and used a dominating defensive effort to record a big 2-0 victory at Montreat (N.C.) on Saturday in Appalachian Athletic Conference action.
With the win, UC improved to 8-4-1 overall, 5-1-1 in the AAC, while Montreat fell to 9-3-2 overall, and 5-1-1 in the AAC. With the result, UC and Montreat are now tied alone on top of the AAC women's soccer standings.
In the first half, the Lady Bulldogs cashed in on an opportunity in the 10th minute, as Helen Weber
scored off an assist from Sofie Jorgensen
to make it 1-0 Union. The goal for Weber was her eighth of the season, while Jorgensen recorded her fourth assist of the year on the play, as well.
The go-ahead goal came in the 28th minute, as Aline Dalmedico
scored, unassisted to give the Lady Bulldogs the two-score edge. The goal was the 10th of the season for the sophomore. From there, the UC defense continued to dominate, not allowing a goal in the period despite Montreat taking 10 shots from the field.
In the second half, it was more of the same, as the Lady Bulldog defense never relented all day. Union goalie Stephanie Burton
ended the day with nine total saves, recording her fourth shutout of the season in the process.
Overall, Union held a slight edge in shots at 18-17. For Burton, it capped off a banner week in net for the senior, as she made 11 saves in 90 minutes of action on Wednesday night at Georgetown (Ky.).
The Lady Bulldogs return to the pitch on Wednesday when they host Tennessee Wesleyan at Burch/Nau Field. The AAC contest kicks off at 1 p.m.