WINTER PARK, 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 in a 2-1 loss to Rollins on Wednesday night in Sunshine State Conference action. 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 on a shot that that snuck just past freshman goalkeeper Tori Routt, and Rollins tacked an insurance goal on late in the first half.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Rollins came out of the gate firing as they slotted a ball past Routt in the early in the second minute. Tars Kiera McMeekan fired a shot from the top of the box to the right side of the goal to give Rollins a 1-0 advantage.
- Two minutes later Rollins took a corner kick to the front of the Mocs goal that was headed out of harm's way by Alexa Moberley.
- In the eighth minute, the Mocs had their first scoring chance only to see it negated by an offsides call.
- Griessler put a corner kick in front of the goal that was blocked and jumped on by the Rollins goalie to keep the Mocs off the board.
- In the 39th minute, Rollins' Sarah Buckley fired off a pair of shots the first from in front of the goal was shot wide right. On a second chance, Buckley fired a ball screaming past Routt from high atop the box for the Tars eventual game-winning goal.
- In a tale of two halves, the Mocs came out of the halftime break as Griessler was fouled on a shot from inside the left side of the box for a penalty shot. In her second penalty kick of the season, she beat Tars goalie Kelly Rowswell to get the Mocs within one.
- Florida Southern would fire off six blocked shots in an 11-minute span as the offense heated up.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Senior Gaelyn Crowder started her 38th consecutive match, a streak that dates back to Oct. 21, 2015.
- The Mocs fired off 12 shots, as compared to Rollins' 15. Both teams each totaled three corner kicks but were unable to convert any into a goal.
- Wednesday's match start time was delayed 45 minutes due to lightning.
The Moccasins will host Saint Leo (Sept. 22) and Tampa (Sept. 29) in Lakeland to close out September. They will open October with matches at Florida Tech (Oct. 3) and Nova Southeastern (Oct. 6).