Women's soccer - Jensen's header lifts UNCG
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 09/04/2017
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UNCG's Emily Jensen
Courtesy: UNCG

HIGH POINT, N.C. – In arguably its best offensive performance of the season, UNCG defeated Triad foe High Point on Monday night, using an Emily Jensen headed goal to upend the Panthers 1-0 at Vert Stadium.

The Spartans tallied a season-high 22 shots on the night, including seven on goal. The Blue and Gold also commanded the corner kick opportunities, racking up eight compared to just one for HPU. In goal, Aiyanah Tyler-Cooper made five saves to register the first clean sheet of her career.

Cienna Rideout paced UNCG with a career-best eight shots, while Jensen tallied up four and Regan Lehman posted three of her own.

Despite dominating the vast majority of possession in the first half, the Spartans entered the break deadlocked 0-0 with the Panthers. UNCG registered a 10-5 advantage in shots in the half, earning all five corner kick opportunities.

The Spartans continued to control the pace of play in the second half, but despite a number of quality chances early on the Blue and Gold remained unable to take the lead. However, that changed in the 74th minute.

Gabbi Charles whipped in an exquisite cross off of a corner and Jensen, having just come back out onto the pitch mere moments earlier, banged home the header for her second tally of the season.

From there the Spartans were able to drop back into more of a defensive formation and see out their second victory of the season.

UNCG returns to action on Friday with another Big South opponent, hosting Longwood at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

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