From right to left: Twin sisters Gina and Katy Ryan pose with teammates Bree Mason and Bea Fretwell following the team’s 1-0 win over Chowan in season opener. PN photo/Khari Mcqueen. In 2017, the UNCP women’s soccer team enjoyed great success, posting a 15-5-1 record, winning a Peach Belt Conference Championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA playoffs. This year's team looks to compound on that success with a largely different roster, but a similar philosophy a
The UNCP women’s soccer team traveled to Charlotte to take on the Royals of Queens University on Sept. 1
In the rematch of the first round of last season’s NCAA Soccer Championships.
Last year’s match up ended in a 0-1 overtime defeat for the Braves and while this time around the Braves were able to score two goals, they still were not able to topple their familiar foe.
The game was delayed two hours from its initial start time of 5 p.m. due to nearby lightn
Junior Katy Ryan scored her first career goal against Chowan. The UNCP women’s soccer team and the reigning Peach Belt Conference champions kicked off their season with a 1-0 win at Lumbee River EMC Stadium on Aug. 30 over the visiting Hawks of Chowan University.
At the onset of the match the temperature was in the mid 90s but with the humidity, it felt as if it was over 100 degrees and it showed as the game went on. There were multiple players that experienced muscle c
There is a piece of paper on UNCP women’s soccer head coach Lars Andersson’s office door that features 12 bullet points. Each one is a different goal that the team set prior to this season. The goals deal with a variety of factors and are mostly long-term. Finish in the top two in the Peach Belt Conference. Never lose in overtime. Average two goals per game. The 11th item on the list is one that can be addressed by the team today. Revenge on North Georgia. The quest for redem
After the UNCP women’s soccer team attacked early to take the lead at halftime, sophomore goalkeeper Gina Ryan withstood an offensive surge from Lenoir-Rhyne to help the Braves earn a 2-0 victory over the Bears on Saturday night at Lumbee River EMC Stadium. Lenoir-Rhyne (8-4-1) outshot the hosts 11-2 in the second half after both sides managed three attempts in the first 45 minutes. “We always talk about efficiency in the final third, and I think this is only the second game
(Photo: UNCP Athletics) Stacey Scott (23) scored two goals for UNCP in their win over Georgia Southwestern “The minute you take an opponent lightly in the PBC, you will be punished for it.” UNCP women’s soccer head coach Lars Andersson understands how important it is to play at a high level in every Peach Belt Conference matchup. Georgia Southwestern is more familiar with the program’s commitment to that principle than anyone else. The Braves (5-3, 3-1 PBC) remained undefeate
With 24 minutes left in its game against No.2 Columbus State, it appeared that the UNCP women’s soccer team had a good chance of pulling off the upset. The Braves (3-3-0, 1-1-0 PBC) led 1-0 at that point after freshman Alexis Pittman found the back of the net in the 60th minute. Goalkeeper Gina Ryan, who weathered seven attempted shots from the Cougars (4-1-0, 2-1-0 PBC) within the first 15 minutes of the second half, was keeping the hosts off the scoreboard. Suddenly, the mo
The UNCP women’s soccer team started out Peach Belt Conference play with a triumph as they topped Clayton State 1-0 on Sept. 20 in Morrow, Ga. Freshman Alexis Pittman notched her second collegiate goal for the Braves (3-2, 1-0 PBC). It was the newcomer’s second consecutive game with a score. Clayton State (2-3, 0-2 PBC) couldn’t keep up with UNCP’s offensive production throughout the night. The Lakers were outshot by the Braves 14-9, including a 12-4 deficit in shots on goal.
The UNCP women’s soccer team came out shooting against regional foe Belmont Abbey, but couldn’t find the back of the net enough times as they fell to the Crusaders on the road 2-1 on Sept. 14. The Braves (2-2-0) attempted 15 shots compared to Belmont Abbey’s seven. However, the Crusaders (4-1-0) were more efficient with their shots as five out of their seven attempts were on goal compared to just four for the Braves. UNCP came into the game one game above .500 and looked to a