Patriots women’s soccer falls to PBC-leading Nighthawks

Patriots women’s soccer falls to PBC-leading Nighthawks

DAHLONEGA, GA – Francis Marion University fell to the University of North Georgia 5-0 in Peach Belt Conference women's soccer action on Saturday evening (Sept. 23).

UNG, coming off a win over the nation's No. 2 ranked squad on the road, improves to 5-1-2 overall and 3-0-0 in the PBC.

Next up for the Patriots (3-2-0, 0-1-0) will be an away match against Lander University on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. Next Saturday (Sept. 30) is the first home PBC match of the season for FMU as they face Clayton State University at 3 p.m. on Hartzler Field.

Four of the five goals scored by North Georgia were in the first half of play. Junior Renee VanHorn had two goals, one off of a penalty kick at the 3:03 mark and another after a cross in the 15th minute. The Nighthawks also had a goal with the time at 29:22 by freshman Taylor Malasek. Sophomore forward Daisah Patterson topped off the first half with just under one minute left making the score 4-0 at the 44:38 mark.

The Patriots allowed only one goal in the last 45 minutes as sophomore Payton Bisso struck it passed the FMU goalkeeper, junior Janine Gordon, putting the Nighthawks up 5-0.

UNG lead Francis Marion in shots (24-0) and corner kicks (14-1).

Gordon had seven saves in the game for the Patriots.


U. of North Georgia (5-1-2, 3-0-0 PBC) def. Francis Marion Univ. (3-2-0, 0-1-0 PBC) 5-0
Date: Sep 23, 2017 Attendance: 519

Goals by period       1 2 Tot
Francis Marion Univ. 0 0 - 0
U. of North Georgia. 4 1 - 5

1. 3:03 UNG Renee VanHorn (5) Penalty kick
2. 14:42 UNG Renee VanHorn (6) (Payton Bisso)
3. 29:22 UNG Taylor Malasek (5) (Rosie Embley)
4. 44:38 UNG Daizah Patterson (1) (McKenzie Anderson)
5. 46:57 UNG Payton Bisso (2) (Brynn Finneran)

Shots: Francis Marion Univ. 0, U. of North Georgia 24 ; Saves: Francis Marion Univ. 7 (Micahla Kitchen 5; Janine Gordon 2), North Georgia 0