PEMBROKE – Senior midfielder Faye Corbett delivered the game-winning goal in the 21st minute to key a 1-0 win for UNCP over Montevallo on Saturday afternoon at Varsity Grounds. An assist from Rebecca Womack allowed Corbett to shoot from within 10 feet to help extend the Lady Braves' unbeaten streak out to four games.
Saturday's shutout marked the fourth-straight blanking for UNCP (6-1-1, 2-1-0 PBC) who has allowed only three goals through the first eight games of the current campaign. Freshman goalkeeper Britney Bennett contributed to the shutout with three saves over a complete game between the pipes for the Lady Braves, marking the third clean sheet of the season for the Seminole, Fla., native.
"I have seen these girls play better soccer than they did tonight. I am pleased we have another conference win but we must evaluate our play before we face another opponent," said UNCP head coach Lars Andersson. "Montevallo fought and battled for 90 minutes and made it difficult for us to take the win with only one goal."
Montevallo (2-6-0, 0-3-0 PBC) was held scoreless despite the effort of Asgerdur Palsdottir who contributed five of the visitors' 10 shots on the night. Falcons' goalkeeper Kaitlin Thomas also supplied three saves but allowed Corbett to score. UNCP outshot the Falcons 16-10 with Sheena Mature, Corbett, and Brittany Padilla each contributing three shots apiece for the Lady Braves.
UNCP will travel to Carson-Newman (3-4-0) on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup with kick off scheduled for 4 p.m. The Lady Braves will return home again on Saturday to battle Peach Belt Conference foe Clayton State (3-3-0, 1-1-0 PBC) at 1 p.m. at Varsity Grounds. Admission to all 2010 UNCP soccer home games is free.