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Wildcats Defeat Gardner Webb 4-0

by | Aug 24, 2017 | Sports

Allison Gray (22), a sophomore from Livermore, CO, celebrates with her teammates after scoring one of the Wildcats goals. The Davidson Wildcats defeated the Gardner Webb Bulldogs 4-0 in the season opener at Alumni Stadium in Davidson.

DAVIDSON, N.C.  – Led by a goal and assist from Allison Gray, and two assists from Perry Zollicoffer, Davidson broke open a scoreless game with four unanswered goals in the second half to take a 4-0 shutout victory against Gardner-Webb Friday evening at Alumni Stadium in front of a crowd of 1,365.

Also recording points on the night for the Wildcats (1-0) were Cameron France, Michele Manceaux and Mia Hodges with a goal each, while Alexa Landsbergeradded an assist.

Quick Hits About and From the Game:
•This was the seventh meeting against Gardner-Webb dating back to 1990 and Davidson has now won all seven of the meetings.
•The women’s soccer team officially kicks off the 2017-18 athletic year for Davidson College.
•Head coach Adam Denton made his coaching debut tonight for the Wildcats after serving as assistant and associate head coach the past four years.
•Friday’s game marked the eighth straight year the Wildcats have opened their season at home.
•Davidson moved to 12-17 all-time in season openers and 17-12 in home openers.
•France broke up the scoreless game with her first collegiate goal in the 47th minute of the second half.
•Zollicoffer recorded her first career two-assist game, giving her three career assists.
•Gray’s three-point night was a personal best, while Manceaux netted her second collegiate goal.
•Goalkeeper Kendall Thomas finished with one save and teamed with Becca Ravitz to earn the shutout.
•Davidson held a 15-5 advantage in shots, while Gardner-Webb had a 5-4 edge on corner kicks.
•Gray took a career-high four shots off the bench.
•The Wildcats snapped a five-game losing streak dating back to the end of last season.

The ‘Cats wrap up the weekend with a 2 p.m. contest against ACC-foe Wake Forest at Alumni Stadium.

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