FMU Women drop PBC opener to #20 Nighthawks

FMU Women drop PBC opener to #20 Nighthawks

DAHLONEGA, GA - The Francis Marion University women's squad gave a very determined effort, trailing by only one score at halftime, but Taylor Malasek scored a pair of goals and assisted on a third to lead 20th-ranked University of North Georgia to a 3-0 win over FMU, Saturday afternoon (Sept. 28) in Peach Belt Conference women's soccer action. 

FMU sees its record drop to 3-2-1 and 0-1 in conference play, while the Nighthawks improve to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play. 

North Georgia outshot FMU 15-5, and led 9-2 in corner kicks.  Sophomore defender Makayla Chavis was the lone Patriots with multiple shots, including one on target in the 70th minute.

FMU goalkeepers sophomore Rachael Hennenkamp and senior Micahla Kitchen combined for three saves apiece totaling six saves.  Kitchen started and played the opening 45 minutes.

Francis Marion trailed only 1-0 at halftime.

Malasek scored in both halves of the game, the first goal was unassisted in the 25th minute, while her second tally came at the 55:05 mark. Malasek also gave an assist to Rosie Embley for a goal only 3:17 into the second stanza.

The Patriots will continue conference play when they host Lander University for a 7 p.m. kick-off on Wednesday. That match is Youth Night with all area youth players (and parents) being admitted free if they wear their team jerseys.  It will also be aired on the Patriot Sports Network and will have live stats.


#20 North Georgia (5-1-0, 2-0-0) def. Francis Marion Univ. (3-2-1, 0-1-0) 3-0
Date: 09/28/19      Attendance: 405

Goals by period          1  2  Tot
Francis Marion Univ.    0  0 -  0
North Georgia.......      1  2 -  3

1-0.  24:15 UNG Malasek, Taylor (5) (unassisted)
2-0.  48:17 UNG Embley, Rosie (2) (Malasek, Taylor)
3-0.  55:05 UNG Malasek, Taylor (6) (unassisted)

Shots: Francis Marion 5, North Georgia 15 ; Saves: Francis Marion 6 (Micahla Kitchen 3; Rachael Hennenkamp 3), North Georgia 1 (Ramby, Morgan 1)