Early goal leads UNCW Women’s Soccer to 4th straight win

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW Sports)– Freshman Emily Moxley scored the game’s only goal in the fourth minute as UNCW ran its winning streak to four consecutive games with a 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer victory over William & Mary at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Thursday evening.

The win propelled the Seahawks’ record to 8-4-0 overall and 4-1-0 in the CAA. William & Mary, meanwhile, dropped to 3-9-2 overall and 1-3-1 in the circuit after suffering its third consecutive one-goal setback.

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Moxley, the reigning CAA Rookie of the Week, gave the Seahawks the only goal they needed just 3:06 into the contest. Junior Morgan Nanni started the play when she sent a long pass down the near sideline. Senior Dominique Martinez chased down the pass and took two quick touches before sending a crossing pass into the penalty area, which was one-timed by Moxley into the goal.

From there, the Seahawks protected their one-goal advantage by limiting the Tribe to just five shots. Junior goalkeeper Sydney Schneider tallied two saves to earn the shutout as UNCW outshot William & Mary by a 10-5 margin.

Senior goalkeeper Katelyn Briguglio made four saves in the loss for William & Mary, which started a three-game road swing.



The Seahawks complete their quick homestand on Sunday, Oct. 13, with a noon CAA contest against Drexel. UNCW will honor its seniors prior to kickoff.