UNG women’s soccer beats Young Harris, advances to PBC semis

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DAHLONEGA – A fifth-minute goal by Katey Derkay was all that was needed, but the No. 18 University of North Georgia women’s soccer team found the net twice more as they advanced to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament semifinals by downing Young Harris, 3-0, Tuesday night at the UNG Soccer Complex.

Derkay fired two shots in a matter of seconds to score the first goal of the night, the first of which was saved off the line by the YHC defense after the keeper was beaten by Maysoon El-Shami.

The Nighthawks were held scoreless until the 81st minute when Taylor Malasek put home her 15th goal of the year just nine minutes before El-Shami scored in the waning seconds of the match.

NOTES

  • Friday will be the eighth time that UNG has appeared in the semifinal round of the PBC Tournament and the fourth in the last five years.
  • North Georgia has now had 12 shutouts on the year.
  • The Nighthawks are 8-0-1 at home this year.
  • Other PBC quarterfinal action saw sixth-seeded Clayton State advance on penalties over third-seeded UNC Pembroke; fourth-seeded Columbus State defeated Georgia College, 1-0; and top-seeded Flagler beat Lander, 2-0.

NEXT UP
The Nighthawks will take on Clayton State at 2 p.m. at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Georgia, Friday afternoon.

 

 

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Dumphy’s free kicks lifts No. 18 UNG over Young Harris

Sports, Team FYN Sports, University of North Georgia

Olivia Dumphy

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On a rainy night on the other side of Blood Mountain, Olivia Dumphy scored two goals off free kicks to lead the No. 18 University of North Georgia women’s soccer team past Young Harris, 2-0, Wednesday.

Dumphy’s first free kick came in the 20th minute when she pushed one past the keeper low and in the left corner to put UNG up, 1-0. Nearly 20 minutes later, another free kick was awarded to UNG at the top corner of the penalty box, and Dumphy curled one home inside the far post.

As the rain fell harder in the second half, North Georgia kept Young Harris at bay, allowing very few opportunities for the Mountain Lions to find a goal.

NOTES

  • This was Dumphy’s second career brace, scoring twice against Converse in her second career appearance back in 2016 against Converse.
  • North Georgia now has 10 clean sheets on the year, tying the program record set in 2015.
  • The Nighthawks outshot YHC in the contest, 19-6.

NEXT UP
North Georgia will wrap up league play with a Saturday afternoon matchup at home against Albany State. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

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Merck finishes 4th, named to All-Tournament team

Sports, Team FYN Sports, University of North Georgia

Merck Tanner

MEMPHIS, Tn. – Tanner Merck finished with an even-par 72 in the final round of the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Preview to claim All-Tournament honors Tuesday with a fourth place finish as the University of North Georgia men’s golf team finished sixth in the field.

Merck finished with three birdies on the day, shooting under par on the fifth, eighth and 11th holes on his way to a 54-hole total of 1-under 215. The senior has earned All-Tournament honors in back-to-back tournaments.

The Nighthawks finished eight shots out of the top five while No. 2 West Florida defeated No. 16 Lincoln Memorial in a playoff to win the tournament. Carson-Newman finished in third place, followed by No. 20 Columbus State and Young Harris.

Grant Crowell also finished inside the top 20, coming in at a tie for 17th place with a 5-over 221 after a final-round 72.

The Nighthawks have wrapped up the fall slate of events and will now prepare to take to the course again in the spring.

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Sabol leads the way in LeeAnn Noble Memorial Golf Tournament

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Megan Sabol

DAHLONEGA – Megan Sabol shot a 3-under 69 to sit in a tie for the tournament lead as the University of North Georgia women’s golf team fired a 296 in the opening round of the LeeAnn Noble Memorial Monday at Achasta Golf Club. UNG’s team score, as well as Sabol’s score, is the second-best 18-hole score in program history.

After opening the round with bogey, Sabol finished the day with four birdies and 13 pars, birdieing three holes on the back nine. Her score of 69 is one shot off the tournament record for a single round.

The Nighthawks sit in second place, two shots behind No. 14 Lee after 18 holes. Columbus State is in third, followed by UNC Pembroke and West Georgia to round out the top five.

North Georgia also has Miranda Rich (+3, t11), Alexis Whitney (+4, t17) and Karson Stone (+4, t17) in the top 20, while Carson Roberts (+5, t21) is just outside of the top 20.

The Nighthawks will tee off on holes 1-4 tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. as part of a shotgun start.

 

 

 

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UNG women’s soccer team rolls past USC Aiken 2-0

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Rosie Embley

AIKEN, S.C. – Rosie Embley scored twice as the No. 20 University of North Georgia women’s soccer team shut out its fifth Peach Belt opponent of the year with a 3-0 win over USC Aiken Saturday night.

Embley got the Nighthawks on the board with a goal in the 17th minute to the right of the Pacer goalie. After going into halftime up 1-0, Katey Derkay doubled the UNG lead, scoring from about 10 yards out in the 52nd minute.

Embley scored her second goal at the one hour mark off a pass from Maysoon El-Shami that put the game at its final score.

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This is Embley’s second career brace with the first coming in her freshman year on September 17, 2016, against Georgia College.

The Nighthawk defense held USCA to just five shots with only one needing to be saved. UNG took 20 shots in comparison with eight on target.

North Georgia is now one conference clean sheet away from tying the program record for PBC shutouts in a season.

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The Nighthawks will go out of league play Wednesday night to battle Anderson on the road at 5 p.m.

 

 

 

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No. 20 UNG women’s soccer beats Braves, 2-1

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Dani Shartouny

DAHLONEGA – Dani Shartouny scored off a corner kick, providing the No. 20 University of North Georgia women’s soccer team with the game-winner in a 2-1 win over UNC Pembroke Saturday afternoon at the UNG Soccer Complex.

North Georgia struck the scoreboard first as Abbie Crane found Katey Derkay in the middle of the penalty area and the freshman beat the Brave keeper to put UNG up, 1-0.

UNCP didn’t go quietly as they broke through in the 60th minute as Riley Seering earned a deflection off a failed clearance and put the ball in the net to tie the game, but the Nighthawks got the last bit of momentum as Shartouny bent a corner kick off the inside of the far post to put UNG ahead for good.

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In a very defensive game, there were only 15 combined shots taken. North Georgia took eight, five of which were on goal, while UNC Pembroke took seven with just two on frame.

The win for UNG snaps a three-match losing skid against the Braves in the all-time series. UNCP has gone over a decade without winning on the pitch in Dahlonega.

NEXT UP
North Georgia will host Georgia Southwestern on Spirit Night in Dahlonega on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

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Ozer earns goal and assist in 2-0 win over Flagler

Sports, University of North Georgia

DAHLONEGA – Eren Ozer hit a free kick from just outside the penalty area to put the game out of reach as the University of North Georgia men’s soccer team went to 1-0 in league play with a 2-0 win over Flagler Saturday afternoon.

Ozer earned an assist on the game’s first goal as he found Donovan Odier in the box and Odier put the ball in the net in the 59th minute. Eight minutes later, Ozer blasted a ball to the far post from the corner of the penalty area off a free kick to double the Nighthawk lead.

NOTES
The Nighthawks were outshot, 14-13, in the game.
Conner Domaleski made seven saves in the match to earn his second clean sheet of the season.
NEXT UP
North Georgia gets two weeks off to rest and recover before jumping back into PBC play against Francis Marion. Kickoff on October 19 is at 1:30 p.m.

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UNG women’s soccer earns Academic Award

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DAHLONEGA – The University of North Georgia women’s soccer team has earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2018-19 season.

The Nighthawks sported a 3.54 grade point average last season, putting them amongst the 644 women’s teams to be honored by the association. UNG was one of eight Peach Belt teams to earn the award, including Columbus State, Francis Marion, Georgia College, Lander, UNC Pembroke, USC Aiken and Young Harris.

College Team Academic Award recipients are active members of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program with a composite grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster for the 2018-19 academic year.

 

 

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