UNCW Press Release
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Junior forwards Serenity Waters and Brittany Cline each scored a goal in the second half as UNCW improved its chances of securing a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament with a 2-0 victory over William & Mary at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Friday evening.
The Seahawks, who ended a two-game losing streak with the victory, improved to 9-5-3 overall and moved into a tie for fifth place with College of Charleston at 3-3-2 in the CAA. William & Mary dropped to fourth place in the league standings with the loss and moved to 10-7-0 overall and 4-4-0 in league play.
After a scoreless first half, the Seahawks took a 1-0 lead in the 56th minute when Waters took advantage of a turnover by the Tribe, which created a one-on-one opportunity. She fired a shot to the far post to score her team-leading seventh goal of the season.
With 11:04 remaining, Cline added an insurance goal when she took a through pass from senior midfielder Moa Jarl and notched her second goal of the season on a shot from 15 yards.
Led by senior goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy, the Seahawks limited William & Mary to just six shots. Huddy posted her fifth shutout of the season after making one save in the win.
#SeahawkStats: The start of the game was delayed by 35 minutes due to severe weather … UNCW earned its first-ever win at home over William & Mary in 12 tries … It is also the Seahawks' second win in the all-time series against the Tribe … UNCW scored two or more goals for the ninth time this season and improved to 8-0-1 in those games … Huddy recorded the 29th win of her career, equaling the school record set by Caitlin Hunter from 2009-12 … She also extended her school record with the 18th shutout of her career … The Seahawks outshot their opponent for the 14th time in 17 games this season … Waters has scored a goal in seven of the Seahawks' nine games this season … UNCW is 7-0-0 when she scores a goal and 8-0-1 when she records a point.
Up Next for UNCW: The Seahawks wrap up the regular season on Sunday, Oct. 23, by hosting Elon at 2 p.m.
College Women's Soccer: UNCW 2, William & Mary 0
William & Mary 0 0 - 0
UNCW 0 2 - 2
Goals: W&M – n/a; UNCW – Serenity Waters (55:36), Brittany Cline (78:56). Assists: W&M – n/a; UNCW – Moa Jarl. Saves: W&M – Samantha Johnson 2 (90:00, 2 goals allowed), TEAM 1; UNCW – Carolyn Huddy 1 (90:00, 1 goals allowed). Shots: W&M – 6; UNCW – 9. Corner Kicks: W&M – 9; UNCW – 11. Attendance: 428.