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Drexel beats UNCW 1-0

UNCW Press Release

WILMINGTON, North Carolina –Sophomore Lauren Stollar scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute to lead Drexel to a 1-0 victory over UNCW in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer action Friday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

The Dragons improved to 6-10-2 overall and 2-5-0 in CAA play as they kept their postseason dreams alive with the one-goal victory. The Seahawks, meanwhile, slipped to 8-9-0 and 3-4-0 as they suffered their first loss at home of the season season.

Stollar's game-winning strike came at the 82:41 mark as she knocked home a ball from the middle of the box for her second goal of the campaign. Junior Megan Hammaker was credited with an assist on the play.

The Seahawks pushed forward and attempted to net the equalizer, but the Dragons limited the Seahawks to one shot attempt in the final seven minutes to preserve the one-goal advantage.

Drexel posted a 15-10 shot advantage in the contest, highlighted by a 10-6 margin in the second half. The Seahawks held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks taken.

Junior Eve Badana got the start in goal and made two saves to pick up her sixth victory of the season. Freshman Carolyn Huddy got the start in goal for UNCW and finished with seven stops, including a pair of point-blank denials of freshman Nicolette Watkins just moments before the Drexel goal.

Both teams close out the regular season Sunday in contests with postseason implications as UNCW hosts Delaware in a 2 p.m. start while Drexel is at College of Charleston for a 1 p.m. kickoff.  The Seahawks can qualify for the 2013 CAA Women's Soccer Championship with either a win or a tie against the Blue Hens while the Dragons need a win against the Cougars and a UNCW loss to Delaware in order to make the six-team field.

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