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.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Florida Southern would have the games first scoring opportunity just over six minutes into the match. Alexa Moberley took the ball deep in the Mocs offensive zone as she put the ball in front of the goal only to be blocked by a teammate. Anna Griessler would put a corner kick in front of the goal to Elanee Otto who headed the ball high over the goal.
- Two minutes later the Mocs were awarded a free kick as Tatum Albrecht put the ball deep to a waiting Rachel Peck who headed the ball right into the midsection of the Lynn keeper, Lina Lundgren.
- After back-to-back unsuccessful corner kicks by the Mocs, Lynn's Monica Rojas was able to take the ball down the field as she passed the ball to Cassidy Barnette who knocked a chip shot in over the head of Noelle Rolfsen that hit the crossbar and bounced into the goal.
- In the 69th minute, Albrecht put a free kick in front of the goal that appeared to go into the goal off a teammate only to be negated by an offside call.
- Chloe Hamm would have two shots on goal in the span of two minutes. In the 74th minute she headed the ball right at Lundgren and in the 76th minute, she fired off a shot again at Lundgren.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Mocs dropped to 7-13 all-time in conference openers and 10-11 in conference home openers.
- All-time Florida Southern is 11-9-7 against Lynn and 7-5-2 in Lakeland.
- Senior Gaelyn Crowder started her 37th consecutive match, a streak that dates back to Oct. 21, 2015.
- The Mocs fired off 12 shots, as compared to the Lynn's 10. Florida Southern had seven corner kicks to Lynn's three as both teams were unable to convert any into a goal.
- Saturday's match start time was delayed 1:10 minutes due to lightning.
The Moccasins will travel to Rollins (Sept. 19) before hosting Saint Leo (Sept. 22) and Tampa (Sept. 29) in Lakeland to close out September. They will open October with a match at Florida Tech (Oct. 3).