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Women’s Soccer Falls in Final Minutes

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Jamie Adams, junior, crosses up a Greensboro defender before firing a pass.

It’s a game of numbers, and chances, and inches, and seconds.

Last night the number was 183. That’s how many seconds were left in the game when Greensboro College was awarded a penalty kick against the Panthers.

Greensboro’s Amery Skinner barely snuck it by Ashli Wuss (sophomore) for the only points of the game.

“We should have put the game away,” Head Coach Erin Saleeby said. “When you let a team like that hang around, bad things happen. They get confidence.”

It’s not as though the Panther’s didn’t have their chances.

In the first half, Jessie Howison banged one off the obstacle at the 18:49 mark from a ricocheted corner, and with 14:33 left in the second half, Bri Bitz also knocked one into the bar.

All in all, the Panther’s took 20 shots on the night, nine of them on frame.

Frustrations aside, Saleeby praised the play on the defensive end as well as Wuss’ play in goal.

“Our defense was good,” Saleeby said. “Our keeper was very good.”

With 4:25 left in the game Wuss came out of the goal to thwart a breakaway, slid into the Greensboro attacker while deflecting the shot, popped up and scrambled back into goal to save the attempt off the rebound. She then had another diving save late in the game that kept it close. Wuss recorded six saves.

The loss puts the Panthers at 2-1 on the season, and the team travels to Buena Vista Saturday to take on Southern Virginia University at 7 p.m.

 

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