WILMINGTON, North Carolina – A Sunday matinee matchup awaits the UNCW women’s soccer team against defending Big South champion High Point at UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The teams clash at Noon in the Port City with the game being live streamed on FloFC. Live stats will be available at UNCWStats.com.
The Seahawks (2-2-1) seek to close out their first 2022 homestand with a win following a narrow 1-0 loss to East Carolina on Thursday. The Panthers (0-3-2) are in search of their first win under first-year Head Coach Aaron McGuiness.
The Pirates struck first with an Annabelle Abbott goal in the sixth minute to push the Pirates past the Seahawks. UNCW had nine shots, including six in the second half, but were shut out for the second time this season.
High Point goes on the road for the third time this season after a 7-0 loss to Wake Forest at home on Thursday.
FIVE FACTS TO KNOW
SERIES HISTORY | The Seahawks have won all nine contests against the Panthers dating back to 1997. UNCW has outscored High Point, 27-2, in the series, including a 2-1 victory last year at High Point.
FULL TIME | A deep bench has allowed plenty of opportunities for UNCW to stay fresh. Only three Seahawks – Carey Allard, Grace Guller, and Talia Parrous – have played a full 90 minutes with Allard hitting the mark twice.
LIKE-MINDED | The Seahawks and Panthers play four identical opponents this year with both teams having dropped matches to ECU. High Point has also lost, 1-0, to William & Mary, whom UNCW travels to on Sept. 29. Each school will face UNC Greensboro and Campbell this month.
BLACK EXCELLENCE | The Seahawks are partnering with UNCW’s Upperman African American Cultural Center and Black Student-Athlete Association on Sunday to recognize women’s soccer trailblazer Kim Crabbe and black student life in a halftime ceremony. Crabbe, who became the first black woman called up to the United States Women’s National Team in 1986, currently serves as the Director of Programming and Youth Outreach for the local Wilmington Hammerheads youth club.
LOOKING AHEAD | UNCW hits the road for two straight, in-state road games beginning next Sunday at UNCG at 2 p.m.
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