CLEVELAND, Miss. - Florida Southern College women's soccer dropped its first contest of the season in a 2-1 double-overtime neutral-site loss to Union (Tenn.). Despite 16 shots on the night as the Bulldogs (1-0) fought back to hand the Mocs (2-1) the loss. Madison Hald had the only goal for Florida Southern early in the second half. Freshmen Jenny Staten's scoreless minute's streak ended at 258:04 to start her career.
The Moccasins recorded a season-high 16 shots on the night, ten of which were on target. Staten made three saves all coming in the second half while the Union keeper made nine saves on the night.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Tatum Albrecht had the games first scoring chance as her first of two shots on the night was saved by Anna Venckus, the Bulldogs keeper in the ninth minute of the first half. Rachel Peck, the only Moc with any goals on the season, put her only shot of the match at the feet of Venckus in the 15' minute.
- Following a shot by Caitlin Quaempts that went wide left, the Mocs' Zoë Perez and Quaemtps both put shots on goal at the feet of Venckus as she made another two saves on the Mocs. As the Mocs would continue to dominate the offense, they would see shots from Courtney Chomko, Albrecht, and Quaemtps to close out the first half. For the third consecutive match, the Mocs would go into the half in a scoreless tie.
- Hald would have the games first shot of the second half as she gave the Mocs a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal in the 50' minute for her first collegiate goal. Staten would keep the game in favor of the Mocs as she would make a pair of saves on shots by Union's Victoria Lucido and Holly Trisdale each to opposite sides of the net. Union would sub out Trisdale and the Mocs would answer with a pair of shots from Hald and Chomko, both off target. Staten would make another crucial save in the 58' minute off a shot from Candace Haney. Erin Cagle would look to add on an insurance goal for the Mocs but Venckus was there to make the save and keep the match 1-0 in favor of Florida Southern.
- Staten's scoreless streak would end at 258 minutes as Addison Dunn would put her first goal of the season to tie the match at 1-1 in the 79' minute.
- Six minutes later, Hald would attempt to regain the lead for the Mocs as she put a shot right at Venckus.
- The first overtime period saw little action as the only shots came from the feet of Kailin Wiley and Hald less than a minute apart.
- In a similar fashion as the first overtime period, the second overtime period saw very little action. However, Dunn took a pass from Jaya-Naomi Wilson and fired home the golden goal as the Bulldogs handed the Mocs their first loss of the season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Staten's scoreless minutes' streak ended at 258:04 to begin her collegiate career. This is a new record for the Florida Southern women's soccer program.
- Florida Southern recorded 16 shots in the game to five by Union.
- Four of the five shots by the Bulldogs came in the second half. The second overtime period was the only one in which the Mocs were unable to record a shot.
Florida Southern will close out its trip to Cleveland, Miss. as it takes on Delta State (Sept. 16). Sunshine State Conference play will begin when the Mocs head to Palm Beach Atlantic (Sept. 21).