ROME, GA - Florida Southern College women's soccer (1-1) picked up its first victory of the season with a 3-0 shutout at Shorter (0-1). Freshman goalie Crista Noelle Rolfsen recorded her first collegiate shutout to put the Mocs in the win column. Senior Kylie Harris played a key factor in both of Florida Southern's insurance goals, as she found the back of the net in the 88th minute and then assisted on Amy Volk's goal in the 89th minute.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Shorter had the first scoring chance of the afternoon as Rolfsen made a key save to keep Bianca Martins Da Si off the scoresheet in the 7th minute.
- Freshmen Haley Rounsifer would have the first scoring chance for the Mocs as she fired a shot right at the Shorter goalie in the 31st minute, but was turned away.
- Anna Griessler would pick up the Moccasins first goal of the game for the second-straight outing in the 77th minute. The goal would be all that the Mocs would need to win the match.
- The Florida Southern defense would limit the Shorter offense to just a pair of shots on goal in the second half.
- In the 88th minute, Harris tacked on the first insurance goal for the Mocs and a minute later she would set up Volk for her first collegiate goal.
- Shorter's Erica Hiller would attempt to get the Hawks on the board with a last-second attempt only to put the ball far right of the goal.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Griessler scored in the fourth straight game to move into a four-way tie for consecutive matches with a goal, a streak dating back to Oct. 28, 2017, at Lynn. In this span, she has recorded five goals. With 17 career goals, she now takes sole possession of eighth place on the career all-time goals leaderboard.
- The Florida Southern defense kept the Hawks without a shot from the 33rd minute to the 89th minute on its way to a shutout.
- Senior Gaelyn Crowder started her 32nd consecutive match, a streak that dates back to Oct. 21, 2015.
- With the win, Paul Lawrence picked up his 10th victory as the head coach at Florida Southern.
- Florida Southern picked up its sixth shutout all-time in road openers. It also recorded 3-0 shutouts in 2010, '14 and '17.
- Tomorrow, Florida Southern will take on Georgia College (Sept. 2) in Milledgeville, GA. The Moccasins will return to the Sunshine State with a non-conference match at Lynn (Sept. 5). Next week the Mocs will head back to the Peach State to take on Valdosta State (Sept. 7). The official SSC contest between Florida Southern and Lynn will take place on Sept. 15 in Lakeland.