UNCW weekend capsule: men’s, women’s soccer; Volleyhawks rally

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After opening the month of October with a pair of tough results against James Madison and No. 2 North Carolina, the UNCW men’s soccer team used a little home cooking to get back in the win column with a 3-1 victory over Drexel in a rain-soaked Colonial Athletic Association game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Saturday evening.

UNCW got a key result on Saturday. Photo courtesy- UNCW Sports
UNCW got a key result on Saturday. Photo courtesy- UNCW Sports

The victory allowed the Seahawks to improve their record to 7-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the CAA. Drexel suffered its fourth consecutive loss to drop to 2-10-1 overall and 1-4-0 in the CAA.

After a scoreless first half, freshman midfielder Ben Fisher gave the Seahawks a 1-0 lead when he scored his sixth goal of the season on a free kick from 25 yards. Just over five minutes later, senior forward Colin Bonner upped the advantage when he tallied his team-leading seventh goal of the year.

Sophomore defender Brayden Smith increased the margin to 3-0 in the 77th minute when he headed home a corner kick from senior midfielder Jose Garcia before the Dragons ended the shutout bid with 9:30 remaining when sophomore midfielder Colin McGlynn took a pass inside the penalty area to close the deficit.

UNCW returns to conference play at home against Elon on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Hartmann passes 1,000 career digs for Volleyhawks in weekend win

Kristen Powell had 11 kills and Nicole Lott added 10 as UNCW overcame deficits in the final two sets to complete a 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-17) sweep of host Elon in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action Sunday at Alumni Gym.

Lindsay Hartmann.
Lindsay Hartmann.

The Seahawks improved to 14-4 with the win and have won their last three outings. Elon, meanwhile, stayed winless in the league at 0-7 and dipped to 3-17 overall with their eighth consecutive setback.

Defensively, Lindsay Hartmann held match-high honors with 12 digs and became the 10th UNCW player to surpass 1,000 career digs. Morgan Owney added 11 digs and Bella Borgiotti had three blocks.

UNCW hit .330 on the match for their second consecutive outing. Lott (10-0-21) did not commit a hitting error, while Powell (11-1-24) was tagged with just one. Anna Moss added nine kills and hit .312.

The Seahawks return to Trask Coliseum on Oct. 16, for a 7 p.m. start against Towson.

William & Mary edges UNCW in women’s soccer 

Clara Lodgson scored the game’s only goal in the 37th minute to lift William & Mary past UNCW 1-0 at Martin Family Stadium in Williamsburg on Sunday.

The loss dropped the Seahawks’ record to 10-5-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the CAA. Meanwhile, the Tribe  improved to 9-3-1 overall and 3-1-0 in the CAA.

Carolyn Huddy.
Carolyn Huddy.

“It was another tough CAA battle on the road,” said UNCW Coach Paul Cairney. “We had a much better second half than the first half. I felt we created several great scoring opportunities in both halves, but the William & Mary goalkeeper made some tremendous stops. We will now rest, recover and prepare for James Madison on Friday night.”

Logsdon tallied her first goal of the season off assists from senior midfielder Nicole Baxter and sophomore defender Haley Kent.
Junior goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy made one save in a losing effort for the Seahawks, who outshot the Tribe by a 15-9 margin.