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UNCG scores first, gives up three unanswered to High Point

Senior Reporter

Published: Monday, October 11, 2010

Updated: Monday, October 11, 2010 13:10


The UNCG Men’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to local adversary High Point University last Tuesday night.  The loss was the first one suffered to High Point since the 1977 season and brings the overall record with the Panthers to 18-5-2.

Eli Garner gave the Spartans the early lead when he put in the lone Spartan goal just over nine minutes into the contest. The unassisted goal was a slow roller that just got by the High Point goalie.  The lead would not last however as the Panthers struck back midway through the first half with two goals in a nine minute span to give High Point the lead for good.

 Fejiro Okiomah scored in the 26th minute to tie the game at one. At the 35 minute mark, Okiomah had a hand in another Panther goal with an assist to teammate Shane Malcom for what proved to be the game winning goal.  The Panthers would tack on one more goal in the second half when Karo Okiomah scored in the 57th minute to give High Point some breathing room. 

Despite getting on the board first, UNCG only managed four shots in the opening half of play and were outshot 12-4 to begin the game.  After allowing the first goal, High Point goalie Michael Chesler made three saves on the night.  UNCG goalie Peyton Ford made seven saves on ten shots on goal.

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