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.
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St. Petersburg, FL
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Palm Beach Atlantic
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Miami Shores, FL
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.