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Seahawk women's soccer blanks Bison

UNCW Women's soccer bounced back from a 2OT loss with a win over North Dakota State (Source:UNCW) UNCW Women's soccer bounced back from a 2OT loss with a win over North Dakota State (Source:UNCW)

From UNCW 

WILMINGTON, South Carolina – Junior forward Serenity Waters and senior forward Callie McClain each scored a goal as UNCW earned its second win in the last three games with a 2-0 non-conference victory over North Dakota State at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
 
The Seahawks, who were playing the second game of a three-game homestand, improved to 6-2-1 on the season. North Dakota State, which fell to 4-5-0, suffered its third loss in the last four games.
 
Waters gave UNCW a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute when she converted a penalty kick for her fifth goal of the season. McClain added an insurance goal in the 65th minute with her first goal of the season off assists from Waters and freshman midfielder Katie McGrath.
 

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Led by senior goalkeeper Liisa Rahkola, the Seahawks limited the Bison to just five shots, including one attempt in the first half. Rahkola, who did not make a save in the win, earned her third career shutout.
 
Freshman Monica Polgar tallied three saves in the loss for North Dakota State, which was playing on the road for the sixth time in the last seven games.
 
#SeahawkStats: UNCW and North Dakota State met for the first time ever in any sport … The Seahawks scored two or more goals for the seventh time in nine games … UNCW is now 6-0-1 in those games … Waters has recorded a point in six of the Seahawks' nine games this year … She also moved into a tie for 13th place on the Seahawks' career points list … McClain became the 11th different UNCW player to score a goal this year … The Seahawks have outshot their opponent in eight of nine games this season … UNCW did not allow a shot on goal for the first time this season … Waters became the first UNCW player to convert a penalty kick since Maddie McCormicktallied a penalty kick goal against Towson on Oct. 18, 2015.
 
Up Next for UNCW: The Seahawks complete their three-game homestand and their non-conference schedule on Thursday, Sept. 22 by hosting East Carolina at 7 p.m.  

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