Posted: Sep 28, 2019
LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College women's soccer dropped its second Sunshine State Conference home match of the week. Florida Southern's defense kept a high scoring Nova Southeastern University offense to a scoreless 90 minutes. The Mocs (3-4, 0-2 SSC) had quality chances to gain an edge over the Sharks (7-0, 2-0) before firing home a header shot off of a corner kick for a 1-0 victory in the 97th minute.
HOW IT HAPPENED
● In the 13th minute, Courtney Chomko had the first shot of the game for the Mocs, which was saved by the Sharks keeper, Shannon Hearty. Madison Hald had a quality chance to get the Moccasins on the board in the 14th minute as she put a ball right at Hearty. Fifty seconds later, Rachel Peck put another ball on goal for the Mocs to give Hearty her third save of the game. The Sharks would return the pressure as Jenny Staten made a save off the foot of Nova Southeastern's leading scorer, Hannah Christophe. In the 44th minute, NSU's Sydni Bostick nearly tallied the first goal of the game as she put one just over the goal. The Mocs and Sharks would head into the overtime break in a scoreless tie.
● The Sharks recorded the first four shots of the second half, none of which were on target. Caitlin Quaempts lined up a penalty kick that she sent right at the top of the net only to see Natalie Robayna tip the ball off target over the net. For the second straight game, the Mocs would head to overtime in a 0-0 tie.
● Nova Southeastern's Alexys Nowak missed an easy chance to end the game as she had a shot slip off her foot and go wide right of the goal. Staten made a save off a shot from Emma Heikkila to keep the game knotted at 0-0. Two and a half minutes later, Heikkila would head in the game-winning goal off a corner from Chama Silva.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
● Staten made a pair of saves on the night.
● Florida Southern was outshot 13-4. Nova Southeastern led the match with seven corner kicks to the Mocs three.
● The Moccasins are now 8-11-3 all-time against the Sharks, including a 5-5-1 mark in Lakeland.
Florida Southern will open the month of October with a pair of road matches at Lynn (Oct. 5) and Tampa (Oct. 9). The Mocs will return to Moccasin Field for their final three regular-season home matches beginning with Florida Tech (Oct. 12).