MOBILE, ALA. – The Florida Southern College men's soccer team (0-1-1) rallied from an early deficit, yet still fell to No. 20 Spring Hill College 4-2, on Sunday afternoon. The Host Badgers are now 1-0 on the nascent season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Mocs played well early, earning a corner kick just minutes into the contest.
- Christoph Gums managed his first shot on goal at the 4:38 mark. He would take two in the day, both on goal.
- Spring Hill got their attack in gear, scoring back-to-back goals to take an early 2-0 lead.
- In the 42nd minute, Southern had a strong scoring opportunity nullified by an offside call.
- Early in the second stanza, Alberto Diaz had a shot on goal saved, which lead to a counter attack from SHC. The Badgers slipped the ball past Philip Faderl to lead 3-0.
- Minutes later, The Mocs put together a calculated attack, culminating at the 58:07 mark, as Julian Jordan-Canosa scored his first goal of the season, off an assist from Martin Wall.
- At 62:20, SHC netted their fourth goal of the game.
- With seven minutes remaining in regulation, Gums found the back of the net for his first goal of the season, unassisted.
- The goal was the tenth career score for Gums while playing for the Mocs.
- FSC continued to push forward, late in the game as Jacob Ling-Vannerus placed a header on goal, but was thwarted by the SHC keeper.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- SHC took more total shots during the game (13-10), though FSC put more on target (9-6).
- FSC had several sustained possessions in the offensive zone, culminating in six corner kicks.
- Another physical game, FSC committed 12 fouls, while SHC committed 10.
- Spring Hill was booked four times with yellow cards, with only Henry Phillips taking a yellow for FSC.
- Faderl faced 13 shots during the game, making two saves.
Florida Southern returns to the friendly confines of Lakeland, Fla., and will host No. 25 Limestone on Friday night, Sept. 13, at 7p.m.