2018 Florida Southern Women's Soccer News

  • Quaempts Named to Google Cloud Academic All-District® Team
    November 08, 2018
    Florida Southern College women’s soccer junior defender Caitlin Quaempts was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® team announced on Thursday afternoon. In her junior year, Quaempts started in 14 of her 16 games played and recorded two goals as a prominent member of the Moccasins defense. 
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #1 (November 5, 1971)
    November 07, 2018
    The task of paring a list of 500 games down to 20 was at times daunting, and there were some challenges involving soccer that were not present for softball. Some of the games we’ve presented over the last several weeks were easy to choose, and the only question was where they would fall on the list, but there was never any doubt as to which game would occupy the top spot. Much like the number one game on softball’s top-20 countdown, it was an easy selection, as it represents two things that occurred at Barnett Field in the same game that have each happened only once on their home field. With their 1-0 overtime win over Rollins on November 5, 1971, the Moccasins not only clinched a conference championship in the most dramatic way possible, they also secured a bid to what has so far been their only trip to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #2 (September 15, 2006)
    November 02, 2018
    Sometimes the most memorable moments aren’t associated with a single game, or even a single play in a game, but the entire atmosphere surrounding those things. The game is still a big part of it, but there’s a lot more to the moment than what happens on the field. That was the case with No. 2 on our countdown, which occurred on September 15, 2006. It was a night that saw the Moccasins defeat Tampa 2-1, while celebrating the 50-year anniversary of men’s soccer at Florida Southern College.
  • Crowder Named to ALL-SSC Second Team
    October 31, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern women's soccer senior Gaelyn Crowder has been named to the All-SSC Second Team announced by the conference office on Wednesday. Crowder becomes the 26th different player in program history to earn All-SSC honors. Voting for the All-SSC honors and yearly awards was conducted among the league's women's soccer coaches.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #3 (September 12, 1987)
    October 30, 2018
    As already noted earlier in the countdown, soccer is a sport dominated by defense, so goals are normally at a premium. If every goal scored were comparable to a touchdown, then scoring 10 goals would be more akin to a 70-point explosion in American football. In today’s version of college football, 70 points are more common than it was a decade ago, but 100 points? That hasn’t been seen at the major college level in 50 years. The Moccasins have done the soccer equivalent of that much more recently, however, and it occurred on September 12, 1987, in a 16-0 win over Florida Bible College.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #4 (October 21, 2008)
    October 26, 2018
    In 2007, under second-year head coach Ben Strawbridge, the Florida Southern women’s soccer team had a breakthrough season that saw them go 12-7-1, doubling their win total from the previous year while reaching double-digit wins for the first time in team history. In a cruel ending, though, the Moccasins were denied their first trip to the NCAA Tournament when, despite being ranked high enough to receive an at-large bid, they were bumped by an automatic qualifier from the Gulf South Conference that was ranked below them. The following year, however, the Moccasins did get that trip to NCAA postseason play, and they all but secured it on October 21, 2008, with a 1-0 win over Tampa.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #5 (October 27, 2011)
    October 23, 2018
    In 2010, the Florida Southern men’s soccer team was in the running for a bid to the NCAA Tournament all the way until the final week of the season before a loss at Florida Tech in the final game of the season ended those hopes. Nevertheless, the Moccasins had put together a potent offense that returned largely intact in 2011, and finished eighth in the nation that year by averaging more than 2½ goals per game for the second year in a row. Hopes for the postseason were again high, but the mid-season schedule was unkind as losses to Palm Beach Atlantic, Lynn, and Rollins in the span of nine days (three teams that combined for 36 wins) offset a 4-1 start. The Mocs did rebound, however, with another strong run to end the season, culminating with a 4-1 win over 5th-ranked Rollins College, the highest ranked team the Mocs have ever beaten on their home field.
  • Florida Southern Closes Out 2018 in Miami Shores
    October 23, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern women's soccer closed out its season with a 4-0 loss at No. 9 Barry on Tuesday night. The Mocs (5-10-1, 3-7-0 SSC) put the pressure on the Bucs (14-0-1, 9-0-1) in the first half but an early first-half goal would be all Barry needed to secure an unbeaten season and claim the SSC regular season title. Christy Grimshaw scored the game-winning goal in the 14th minute.
  • Florida Southern Defeated by Palm Beach Atlantic in Overtime
    October 20, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern women's soccer honored its senior class prior to an overtime loss to Palm Beach Atlantic. The Mocs (5-9-1, 3-6-0 SSC) got on the board in the fifth minute to take a 1-0 lead over the Sailfish (7-7-1, 3-5-1). Midway through the overtime period Palm Beach Atlantic scored the game winner.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #6 (October 25, 1997)
    October 19, 2018
    The recent and continuing success of the 2018 men’s soccer team has drawn a lot of comparisons to past Moccasin teams, including one in particular. In 1997, the Moccasins were in their fifth season under former Florida Southern goalkeeper Kris Pahl, who by the end of his career would be involved in more games as a player, assistant coach or head coach than anyone else in the history of Florida Southern soccer, 357 to be exact. The Moccasins had been hovering right around the .500 mark for a few seasons prior to 1997, but it was that year in which they took the next step forward and began the greatest five-year run the program has ever had. From 1997-2001, the Mocs won 12 or more games four times, had three seasons allowing less than one goal per match, and became fixtures in the South Region rankings with many of those weeks in the national rankings as well. It was on October 25, 1997, that Florida Southern broke a mark that had stood for 25 years, setting a new school record for wins with a resounding 8-0 victory over Carson-Newman.
  • Moccasins Extend Winning Streak at Eckerd
    October 17, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern women's soccer kept Eckerd College off the board for 89 minutes en route to its second-straight victory. Freshman Caitlyn Lowery gave the Mocs (5-8-1, 3-5-0 SSC) a crucial insurance goal in the 74th minute as they defeated Eckerd (6-5-1, 3-5-0) 2-1 on Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #7 (October 30, 2012)
    October 16, 2018
    Ties are a way of life in soccer, though they often drive American sports fans out of their mind. It’s not that they don’t happen in other sports, but they’re so rare as to be noteworthy. Donovan McNabb once famously admitted he didn’t know NFL games could end in a tie, and the Florida Southern baseball team even played to a scoreless draw in 2018 at Mount Olive. In soccer, they happen frequently, and if a college postseason game ends in a draw, a series of five penalty kicks are used to determine which team advances to the next round, even though the official results still list it as a tie. By 2012, the Florida Southern women’s soccer team had been through that scenario four times in the previous four seasons, and come out on the wrong end in all four. On October 30, 2012, the Moccasins ended that hex, however, by “beating” Lynn in penalty kicks in the quarterfinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament.
  • Routt Named SSC Defensive Player-of-the-Week for Oct. 15
    October 15, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - After shutting out Embry-Riddle on Saturday night, Florida Southern women's soccer goalie Tori Routt was named Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week for October 15. Routt's selection is the first for the Mocs this season and the first in her career. 
  • Routt Earns First Collegiate Victory in Shutout of Embry-Riddle
    October 13, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Freshman goalkeeper Tori Routt made a single save in her first collegiate shutout and victory as Florida Southern women's soccer defeated Embry-Riddle 1-0 on Saturday evening. Junior Alexa Moberley's late goal in the first half was all the scoring the match would see. The Mocs (4-8-1, 2-5-0 SSC) picked up their second SSC victory of the season, while the Eagles (6-5-0, 4-3-0) stay winless on the road.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #8 (October 10, 2015)
    October 11, 2018
    Despite some close calls through the years, Lynn University managed to keep its perfect record against Florida Southern intact all the way into the current decade. The Knights won the first 16 meetings between the two schools, and there were some painful losses for the Moccasins along the way. The Mocs finally broke that streak in 2010 with a 2-1 victory over the 15th-ranked Knights in Boca Raton, but a home win was more elusive. That took until October 10, 2015, when the defending national champion Knights came to Lakeland as title contenders again but left with a 1-0 loss to the Moccasins.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #9 (September 28, 1999)
    October 09, 2018
    The 1999 Florida Southern Moccasins were among the best men’s soccer teams the school has ever had, and their 13 wins remain the school record. That season fell right in the middle of a five-year run that saw them win 57 games under former Florida Southern goalkeeper Kris Pahl, who established the Moccasins as a power in the South Region and had them in contention for NCAA postseason play for the first time in many years. There were many memorable games during those five years, both at home and away, but one that stands out occurred on September 28, 1999, in a battle of nationally ranked teams involving Florida Southern and Lynn.
  • Early Goal Not Enough as Mocs Fall to NSU
    October 06, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Elanee Otto's first career goal gave Florida Southern College women's soccer an early 1-0 lead, but Nova Southeastern struck for a pair of goals just one and a half minutes apart late in the first half to top the Moccasins, 2-1, in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday at the NSU Soccer Complex. The Mocs (3-8-1, 1-5-0 SSC) fell for the third-straight match, while the Sharks (8-5-1, 3-2-1) improved to 6-1-1 at home this season.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #10 (October 23, 2010)
    October 05, 2018
    Previously, the No. 11 game on the top-20 countdown highlighted the first time Florida Southern ever scored 10 goals in a game, but it was far from the last, nor was it the last time the Moccasins would have two players with a hat trick in the same game. Seven times, Florida Southern has hit double digits in the goal column and in four of those games, two different Moccasins have scored at least three goals. The most recent occurrence begins the second half of the countdown at No. 10, and it took place on October 23, 2010, in a 10-0 win over Ave Maria.
  • Florida Southern Soccer Teams Earn United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award
    October 04, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Florida Southern College men's and women's soccer have earned its seventh consecutive United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards. United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday the Team Academic Award winners at the high school and collegiate levels to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.  A total of 773 college teams (289 men, 484 women) earned the Team Academic Award. Florida Southern was one of 191 schools who had both their men's and women's programs among the recipients.
  • Moccasins Shutout at Florida Tech
    October 03, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's soccer was shutout at Florida Tech on Wednesday night. The Mocs (3-7-1, 1-4-0 SSC) opened the match with intensity but ultimately were unable to get past a strong Panther (6-5-1, 3-2-0) defense as they fell 3-0
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #11 (September 18, 1973)
    October 02, 2018
    Soccer is not known to be a high-scoring sport, though at the college level in the United States certainly, there are more goals to be had than at the highest level of the pro game. For example, Manchester City set the Premier League scoring record last year while running away with the title, yet still averaged just 2.79 goals per match. The legendary German club Bayern Munich set the Bundesliga scoring record with 2.97 goals per match in 1972, and though a handful of Spanish clubs have done it in La Liga, an average of more three goals per game would be considered a lot just about anywhere. Florida Southern has achieved that seven times in its first 61 years, and only once since the mid-70s, and its highest scoring average of 3.57 goals per game was achieved in 1973, thanks in large part to a 13-0 win over Flagler on September 18.
  • Florida Southern Falls at Home to Tampa
    September 29, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's soccer dropped its Saturday night contest 3-2 to Tampa. The Mocs (3-6-1, 1-3-0 SSC) saw Tampa (5-2-3, 3-0-1 SSC) score first but quickly erased the deficit and took a 2-1 lead over the Spartans. 
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #12 (September 30, 2009)
    September 28, 2018
    From 2007-10 under head coach Ben Strawbridge, the Florida Southern women’s soccer team won 48 games, played in the Sunshine State Conference Championship Game twice and reached the NCAA Tournament three times. It’s the most successful four-year run the Moccasins have ever had in soccer and there were plenty of highlights from those seasons that could have made the top-20 countdown. This one is the first but it won’t be the last. On September 30, 2009, the Moccasins accomplished something they had never previously done and haven’t duplicated since by scoring three goals in less than three minutes time, all at the start of the game in a 5-0 win over Flagler.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #13 (November 2, 1963)
    September 25, 2018
    After winning their first conference championship in 1958 when they went 6-1, the Moccasins went through a rough patch over the next four years, during which time they won only four games, two of which came against Emory, the only non-conference team they played during the first eight seasons Florida Southern had a team. 1962 was especially difficult, with the Mocs going 0-6-3, though only one of those games was decided by more than two goals. The Moccasins turned things around the following year, however, and while it wasn’t quite worst-to-first in the Florida Intercollegiate Conference, they did go from winless to 5-3 and finish as the FIC runner-up. It’s one particular game from that season that makes our top-20 countdown, a 7-0 win over Jacksonville on November 2, 1963.
  • Moccasin Athletics Partners with AFSP to #StopSuicide
    September 24, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL ? Florida Southern College Athletics and its Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) have announced that the Moccasins will partner with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in a year-long effort to raise awareness and donations to help fight suicide.
  • Moccasins Tame Lions for First Home Victory of 2018
    September 22, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's soccer picked up its first SSC and home victory on Saturday night. The Moccasins (3-5-1, 1-2-0 SSC) used an early first-half goal by Junior Alexa Moberley to defeat Saint Leo (2-5-0, 1-2-0 SSC) 3-0 on Saturday night at Moccasin Field.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #14 (September 14, 2003)
    September 21, 2018
    If you watch enough soccer, or listen to enough commentators in televised matches, at some point you will hear someone refer to 2-0 as the most dangerous score in the game. That may well be true in the first half, but the later into the second half that one side still holds a two-goal lead, the safer it becomes. It doesn’t take any deductive reasoning to figure that out, and a recent analysis of English Premier League games showed just how challenging it was to win after trailing by two goals at any point in a game, much less the second half. We’ll spare you the full breakdown, but the study revealed that a team’s chances of winning dwindle to around 1% after halftime. In the final 30 minutes, it was even less.
  • Florida Southern Falls at Rollins in First SSC Road Match of 2018
    September 19, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's soccer was unable to capitalize on an early second-half penalty kick goal off the foot of senior Anna Griessler. The Moccasins (2-5-1, 0-2 SSC) saw the Tars (3-0-3, 1-0 SSC) get one on the board in the second minute that snuck past freshman goalkeeper Tori Routt.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #15 (October 22, 1988)
    September 18, 2018
    Florida Southern has had several wins over nationally ranked teams since polls became a regular part of the landscape in the early to mid-80s. What is interesting to note in the case of the Moccasin men’s soccer team though is how most of their biggest wins have come on the road. Four times Florida Southern has beaten a top-10 team and only one of those games took place at Barnett Field. Even a win over top-ranked Barry in 2000 was played on the road, so Trevor Clark’s performance that night will have to wait for another list to be detailed fully. Instead, the No. 16 game on this list is the first time Florida Southern ever beat a ranked team, and that did occur at Barnett Field in a game against Randolph-Macon on October 22, 1988.
  • Florida Southern Defeated by Lynn in SSC Opener
    September 15, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's soccer was unable to overcome a late first-half goal by Lynn University. The Moccasins (2-4-1, 0-1 SSC) recorded 12 shots on the evening to the Fighting Knights (3-2-0, 1-0) 10. Lynn broke the scoreless tie with a chip shot in the 41st minute. 
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